I’ve Been Wearing Flower Crowns Since ’95 and 15 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

some facts might surprise you…

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Hers: an ezine about a daughter’s love featuring Abeba Alemseged

The complexities of a mother-daughter relationship in the Eritrean diaspora

Littering: 15 Love Notes about Eritrea, Nostalgia, and Men.

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.

Bringing Three Generations Under One Sun: A Family Photo Shoot

An impromtu family photo shoot in the countryside fourteen years later.

the new, new: a diaspora take on the #selfie + mini albaso tutorial

selfies are revolutionary, especially for myself, a second-generation American of Eritrean descent. the new, new is a self-made prophecy that touches on the formation of diasporic identity through traditional and modern fashion. this post also features a mini-tutorial of the albaso hairstyle which is traditionally worn by Eritrean women of the Tigrinya tribe.

The Deacon

An evening with a young Eritrean deacon takes place nowhere, in particular, but in the depths of my heart.

How I Learned to Love My Name

The meaning of “Ariam” and the reason why I stopped mispronouncing my name [on purpose]