REFLECTION: Božana Pašić describes the personal tapestry she has been weaving in her life, and touches on the journeys that have contributed new threads to it over the years.
MEMOIR: Jess Liao recalls the passing of her Ye Ye.
REFLECTION: Prudence Hubert-Lajournade tells of the shocks, joys and contradictions of growing up – and having grown up – between the US and France.
POEM: Ranjitha Krishna explores the tumult of learning and unlearning painful lessons handed down by White, heteronormative power structures.
POEM: Kiran Bhat describes the turbulence of living in the spaces in-between.
REFLECTION: Intercultural communication blogger Marta Zielińska describes her emotional journey of moving from Poland to the UK.
SHORT STORY: Yahya wakes up to another day wrestling with the internal griefs of his translocation.
POEM: Pip Sheehan meditates on their natural surroundings, feeling and listening for the many histories imbued therein.
YEAR IN REVIEW: be:longing’s Editors-in-Chief, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s fourth year.
POEM: Kiran Bhat describes his experiences debating at school and the impossibility of navigating the arbitrary feedback of a racist voice.