All tagged mothersday

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.

Immigrant's Dilemma

“You would think that they would want their children to take the same type of risks in life and maybe be entrepreneurs. Instead my parents have always encouraged me to make the safer choice….”

Syrian Cooking

The Syrian cooking tradition is one of the oldest in the world. Cooking ingredients are varied and dishes are full of heart flavors and aromatic spices. Like many people, I learned authentic Syrian cooking from my mom, and from relatives and friends...

Beyond Barriers

Leap, and a net will appear. I had come across this saying a while ago and it has been my motto ever since. My encounter with my newly found sister and what ensued in the following few months were just that. We took a leap and a net did appear!