The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora
I retrieved several notes centered on love and life inspired by my travels throughout Eritrea in the summer of 2014. Some were written in hindsight.
An impromtu family photo shoot in the countryside fourteen years later.
An everyday phone call between an Eritrean mother and her American daughter is rooted in faith, respect, and unconditional love.
When I met Regat, I immediately sensed her spirit animal a dolphin. Her playfulness, coöperation, and inner strength are what makes her beautiful. Not to mention her gift of gab. My aunt, Regat, cherishes emotional human contact and is the first person to laugh at her clumsy habits despite what life has hurled out.
An evening with a young Eritrean deacon takes place nowhere, in particular, but in the depths of my heart.