REFLECTION: Teresa Sadkowsky shares her experiences reconciling her Japanese and Australian cultural identities after an extended time spent living overseas.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin ponders the changing of the seasons, imagining the different sights and sounds that signal equinox on both sides of the world.
POEM: Abeir Soukieh offers up a spectacular feast of language, exploring the culinary landscape of her ancestral lands.
REFLECTION: Vinh Tran shares a touching experience of the intimate space he was brought into by a common language.
INTERVIEW: Dunja Cvjetićanin and Anita Patel sit down with Nathan Gubler of SubjectACT to have a chat about be:longing.
RECIPE: Wei Chen shares with us his mother’s recipe for Chinese fried noodles.
PROSE POEM: Dunja Cvjetićanin takes us through a stream-of-consciousness exploration of her efforts to connect to contemporary life in the Balkans, from a distance.
REFLECTION: Marwa Rida explores the process of finding a sense of home in Canberra, Australia, 15 years after migrating.
THOUGHT PIECE: Annabel Boyer brings us a personal reflection on the struggle to belong in the place where you were born.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Editors-in-Chief of be:longing, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s first year.