In a life lived “in-between”, what’s gained, what’s lost, and what’s discovered anew? Ethiopan-American and Ethiopian-Canadian hosts Serkalem and Rebka explore this question through conversations with immigrant Ethiopians and Eritreans from all walks of life. New episodes every month. (Or simechen!)
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 …
It’s hard to look ahead and move at the same time.
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 …
I walk on down a street I have never known.
I haven’t received the first ‘NO’ yet, but I’m sure it’s comin’, any day now. So I make sure to do my stretches regularly, the better to be limber enough to spring right back up after I receive the first of many smackdowns to come.
…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)