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.
MEMOIR: A rail trip through Europe reminds Vesna Cvjetićanin of her childhood in Yugoslavia, spent daydreaming near the train tracks.
POEM: Verica Delova Srma describes the mixing of embers from her past and present that keeps a fire in her going wherever she is.
REFLECTION: Geetanjali Sharma grapples with her mum’s disconnection from her post-India world.
REFLECTION: Sanjaya Fernando recounts a recent interaction, pondering the effect that internalised fears can have on interpersonal relationships.
POEM: Agnieszka Berger ponders the transience of life’s interactions and the potency of recollecting them.
REFLECTION: Dunja Cvjetićanin farewells her beloved surname, on the eve of welcoming another.
CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTH: Win Yee Tan discusses the delivery of
cross-cultural community health programs in NSW, Australia.
POEM: Jolly Bhattacharjee shares a poem that explores the changing roles in the parent-child relationship in places ‘in-between’.