Early on in my writing of what became DAUGHTERS OF SILENCE, I used to call up funeral homes under the guise of being a potential customer and ask them detailed questions about exhumations and body repatriations. … More Undercover Undertaker Writer Spy
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I’m happy to announce that the podcast Hyphenation has a new episode out! Here is what ‘Fresh Daze’ has in store for your hungry ears: It’s a fine line between culture shock and “FOB” moments. What was confusing and painful in the moment– whether that’s mishaps of language, cuisine, hygiene, or social etiquette–becomes, in retrospect, … More New Hyphenation episode!
Just because a kid’s vocabulary or ability to express herself is at a three year old level, that doesn’t mean her thoughts are skin deep. … More Skin Deep
Or a shawl. And definitely not a throw or a wrap. It’s just gabi. Gabby if you want to be fancy. The original organic wear before organic wear became fashionable. If you were born in Ethiopia, chances are it’s what you were caught in at birth. And depending on what it says in your last will and testament, it … More Don’t Call It a Blanket
It’s hard to look ahead and move at the same time. … More A Heroine’s (7 min) Journey.
I’m happy to share my latest article for Selamta, the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines. This one I did remotely, but it definitely brought up memories of visiting a tannery just outside Ethiopia. Let’s just say it was a nose-opening experience; the smell of curing leather lingers in my nostrils still. Good thing it all miraculously … More Something Beautiful From Ethiopia
I walk on down a street I have never known. … More In Search
…because I want to look amazing when he next sees me (never mind he does not want me and when I am thinking clearly I don’t want him either) … More 2007 Vintage: Sip 11
I resume journaling at the end of a relationship. Usually that’s when I realize all that was wrong with the relationship…I can’t help but think that this abandoning of journaling, as soon as I am coupled with a man, is a form of abandoning myself. … More 2007 Vintage: Sip 9