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I Am the Child of an Immigrant

CW: Xenophobia, racism I am the child of an immigrant, a first-generation American, in a family that dates back to three continents. A 9/11 baby, I grew up in an America much like the one today. A society fuelled by racism and xenophobia, intolerant to anyone who looks different, acts different or believes in other […]

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Status: mentally Love Island, physically lockdown

The third lockdown has not brought much new to my life except a revived obsession with Love Island. Having made my way previously through all the UK seasons, Love Island Australia and briefly flirting with Love Island USA (bad move), I have returned to my former love: Love Island UK Season 3. For those less […]

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From small town to big city, a journey of identity

The view from my family‚Äôs kitchen is of expansive hills, growing steadily into smooth mountains. My walk to school was 10 minutes at most if I kept a leisurely pace. I am from a small town. Each time I take a trip home, I notice more and more how far away things feel here. Empty […]

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Finding acceptance in the Highlands from Scottish Grandmothers

Francis and I have known each other since I was doing my standard grades at school. At the time I was nearly failing English and she, a retired English teacher who knew I was struggling, offered to tutor me for a couple of weeks. After these weeks were over we kept in touch as we […]