THOUGHT PIECE: Abeir Soukieh tells of eyebrows scorned and meddled with, and of the solace found in Turkish drama.
MEMOIR: Dunja Cvjetićanin brings us a memoir from her 2011 sojourn in Serbia, where she reflects on things found – and lost – during her time there.
REFLECTION: Asha Lambert-Patel recounts an interaction that toes the fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation.
MEMOIR: Ken Wallace reflects on the time he spent teaching English in Japan after university, including when his mum came to visit him some six months in.
REFLECTION: Vesna Cvjetićanin shares with us a happy interaction experienced during her lunchtime quest for a green banana.
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.
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.
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.