YEAR IN REVIEW: Editors-in-Chief of be:longing, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s third year.
MEMOIR: A rail trip through Europe reminds Vesna Cvjetićanin of her childhood in Yugoslavia, spent daydreaming near the train tracks.
REFLECTION: Geetanjali Sharma grapples with her mum’s disconnection from her post-India world.
REFLECTION: Sanjaya Fernando recounts a recent interaction, pondering the effect that internalised fears can have on interpersonal relationships.
REFLECTION: Dunja Cvjetićanin farewells her beloved surname, on the eve of welcoming another.
CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTH: Win Yee Tan discusses the delivery of
cross-cultural community health programs in NSW, Australia.
REFLECTION AND POEM: Abeir Soukieh reflects on names, and on how much it can mean when people make an effort to pronounce them correctly.
CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTH: Jasmine Soukieh discusses some of her experiences of conducting health research in a cross-cultural setting.
REFLECTION: Scheherazade describes the profound harm that internalised inferiority can do to non-white women living in white-majority societies.
CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTH: Vinh Tran discusses his experiences of communicating in cross-cultural settings as a doctor.