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.
REFLECTION: Dejan Stevanović brings us his story of migration and belonging… or not.
MEMOIR: Relja Cvjetićanin recounts a simple exchange in Belgrade that revealed an unexpected shared history.
STORY: Vinh Tran brings us a hilarious story of inappropriate language but well-meaning healthcare with a Vietnamese patient in hospital.
THOUGHT PIECE: Dejan Stevanović brings us his “second generation theory”, exploring the relationship of children of migrants to their parents’ lands.
REFLECTION: Thai-Frenchman Boripat Lebel reflects on his duo-cultural name, its origins, and how those around him react to it.
REFLECTION: Anna Koestenbauer reflects on the different ways that Christmas is celebrated in her birth country, Austria, and her current country, Australia.
MEMOIR: Dunja Cvjetićanin talks about the time her mama took her to “the vinograd”, a place her mama used to go, and dream about, as a teenager.
MEMOIR: Anita Patel brings us a story of sweet songs, Yawuru seasons and shared worlds from Broome, Western Australia.