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.
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.