All in essay

Inhaling Toxin

Communicating what is truly happening in her country is one of Arantxa’s greatest goals —the corruption of a government’s dictatorship that wears the mask of democracy for the rest of the world to see.

Twenty Six Miles

A marathon becomes more than a test of strength; it is a chance to fulfill a promise. After fleeing Afghanistan, the Boston Marathon offers an opportunity to say thanks.

On Arrival

“My stepmother is my introduction to America and I am her introduction to being a mother. We are both immigrants in that sense…” Indu Subaiya recounts her first steps in a new life.

In A Name

A name becomes a peace offering, a chance to reconnect with her heritage, and a personal symbol. After transitioning, Joanna offers her family an opportunity to name their daughter.

Umbrella House

Umbrella House reveals the stories of the squatter community – most of them immigrants – that took over abandoned buildings in the Lower East Side of Manhattan reconstructed them and made them into homes.