A mother’s visit, a mother’s cooking, and turmeric.

THIS WEEK
 

 

 

 

“The way it is” as a powerful blindfold; growing up in apartheid era Johannesburg

Brown or White? How Health Conditions Can Affect Cultural Identity

An interview with playwright Catherine Filloux on “turning your body into a compass”



Stories from previous weeks:

"These small spaces felt like home to me, and the stories I heard from the people in them drew me in even more."

Evocative music and writing by Jordan Vanderbeek “life is about trading out what is for what might be”

Like many people, I learned authentic Syrian cooking from my mom, and from relatives and friends...


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • Takunda Muzondiwa - Race Unity Speech Awards 2019

  • The rise of the English-speaking, college-educated undocumented immigrant -QZ

  • Life as an Illegal Immigrant Inside a ‘Hostile Environment’ -Medium

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs Prove It Doesn't Matter Where You Were Born -Forbes

  • These photos honor graduate's immigrant parents -CNN

  • Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: On Debunking the Survivalist Immigrant Mentality -Medium

  • Immigrants Will Teach Free 'Open Air University' In Prospect Park This Summer -Gothamist

  • We Do Not Come Empty-Handed: The Economic Case for Immigrants -The Economist

  • This Formerly Undocumented Woman Is Teaching Her Fellow Immigrants to Know Their Rights -Narratively

  • Nari Ward on Reimagining the Immigrant Experience -Artsy

  • Momed Showcases Immigrant Chefs and Cuisine -Spectrum News

  • A Halal Restaurant Helps Build a Community in Suburban Detroit -fi2w

  • Immigrant service members are now denied US citizenship at a higher rate than civilians -Task and Purpose

  • Aliza Nisenbaum on Why Her Intimate Portraits of Immigrants Aren’t about Empathy -Artsy

  • Ocean Vuong’s ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ is permanently stunning -Washington Post