SHORT STORY: Firas has just arrived in the country with his mother and father. From getting ready for school to making friends, Jasmine Soukieh brings us a story sketching his first impressions of this new place.
POEM: Anita Patel shares a poem inspired by her friend Asefeh’s journey from Tabriz to Canberra.
PHOTOS: Belgian photographer Wouter Van de Voorde shares with us photos of Canberra, Australia, where has lived for almost 10 years now.
MEMOIR: Farah Beaini writes a letter to her Jiddo (grandfather) in Lebanon after he requests a new radio to replace the one they bought together one time in Australia.
POEM: Artist and poet Akka Ballenger Constantin reflects on writing in her mother tongue, Romanian, and brings us a poem written in four languages – Spanish, French, Romanian and English.
PHOTOS: Dancer and performer Gautam Koul shares a series of photographs from his birth country of India.
RECIPE: Jasmine Soukieh recounts her discovery of the delicious Fatteh (فتّة), and the ways in which cultural knowledge can be passed on.. or not.
REFLECTION: Anita Patel and Meri Dragičević reflect on their time as foreign language teachers, and on teaching approaches that create a sense of belonging by highlighting common ground before difference.
THOUGHT PIECE: Dunja Cvjetićanin reflects on the cult TV show, Heartbreak High, and how bringing it back might help migrants feel part of the mainstream.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin brings us a poem about daydreaming and nostalgia, and their interaction with everyday life