VIGNETTE: Doctor Vinh Tran describes an intense night in ED, at the interface between treatment and translation.
REFLECTION: As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, Dunja Kaczmarek narrates her realisation of having to miss her dear friend’s wedding overseas.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin charts the physical and emotional struggles she felt going into another wild Australian summer.
THOUGHT PIECE: In the lead-up to her wedding, Anna Koestenbauer reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on our fragile global inter-connectedness.
SHORT STORY: On a rainy day, Wafaa and Afsar wait for a bus home from the doctor’s.
POEM: Asha Naznin describes the tastes, textures and sights that have meant home to her as she has travelled all over in search of her dream.
MEMOIR: Jane Kelly Amerson López remembers her early days in a new Italian school – an American kid getting a handle on Italian dictation.
MEMOIR: In the midst of a bushfire-ridden Canberra summer, Dunja Kaczmarek traces her family’s past through treasured items.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Editors-in-Chief of be:longing, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s third year.
POEM: Abeir Soukieh describes the nostalgic potency of music shared across generations.