POEM: Kaya Lattimore explores her bloodline in the stories of her ancestors, seeking out the breadth and depth of her history.
REFLECTION: Marwa Rida remembers all her grandma embodied while Marwa was growing up in Egypt and how much of it she’s carried with her to Australia.
THOUGHT PIECE: Abeir Soukieh discusses the hypocrisies and double-standards encountered by minorities living across cultures.
INTERVIEW: Darko Andreski of Dancers Without Borders talks to us about folk dancing across cultures.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Editors-in-Chief of be:longing, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s second year.
POEM: Vesna Cvjeticanin shares with us her award-winning poem, “Uspomene”, reflecting on the way memories can be fickle despite our best efforts.
THOUGHT PIECE: Harry Saddler considers the interconnectedness of our world through a discussion of the eastern curlew’s migration.
REFLECTION: Marwa Rida brings us an extract from her gratitude journal, which was inspired by a recent, deeply honest conversation.
POEM + RECIPE: Jolly Bhattacharjee shares with us a poem about the nostalgic feelings stirred up in her when she prepares a breakfast of poha and chai.
ART: Marissa Rodriguez Schimizzi brings us a delicate papercut that ponders the difficulty of finding one’s path as a cross-culture kid.