POEM: Ranjitha Krishna explores the tumult of learning and unlearning painful lessons handed down by White, heteronormative power structures.
POEM: Kiran Bhat describes the turbulence of living in the spaces in-between.
REFLECTION: Intercultural communication blogger Marta Zielińska describes her emotional journey of moving from Poland to the UK.
SHORT STORY: Yahya wakes up to another day wrestling with the internal griefs of his translocation.
POEM: Pip Sheehan meditates on their natural surroundings, feeling and listening for the many histories imbued therein.
YEAR IN REVIEW: be:longing’s Editors-in-Chief, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s fourth year.
POEM: Kiran Bhat describes his experiences debating at school and the impossibility of navigating the arbitrary feedback of a racist voice.
SHORT STORY: Lien Hoang brings us a story of new landscapes and stark contrasts, set in the Snowy Mountains of NSW.
MEMOIR: Ngọc Nguyễn and New Degree Press bring us an extract from Ngọc’s upcoming memoir – Weird Culture Kids.
POEM: Kiran Bhat reflects on his grappling to learn his ‘mother tongue’ amid discouragement and dislocation.