So This Is Home by Jeffrey Caliedo

Photo by Rashad Harris @sleepyoptics The wasps on Yale’s campus were just like the people: invasive, mildly annoying, and a problem that could easily be avoided by staying inside my dorm all day. But our first day of exploration called for the opposite of confinement in my empty, eggshell-colored prison that I had grown to…

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MIXED-RACE MUTT: GROWING UP A JEWISH PUERTO RICAN IN NEW YORK CITY ¡YO SOY BORICUA, PA’QUE TU LO SEPAS! By Marie Myman

Puffing out his chest with pride my older cousin meticulously ties the corners of the flag around his neck.  “Boricua man!” he shouts to the crammed subway passengers, his breath cloaked with the bitter smell of Bacardi. “Yo soy Boricua man!” he bellows triumphantly, throwing his arms over his head and pretending to fly around…

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In the Shape of the Rabbit by Amita Rao

Illustration by Divyakshi Kedia There was no one at the drive-through window, so they sat simply and looked at each other. The fluorescent lights from inside cast a bright yellow triangle through the glass, past Darren’s own window, into the car, and spilled all over his lap. She watched the light carefully until a shrouded figure…

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Diaspora Disconnections with the aid of Technology Part III – واحدة واحدة by Mary Barghout

Moving slowly and deliberately can be its own revolution, to take time to pause, reflect, listen to your body and spirit. In a series of small steps, align your actions and decisions with the life you are creating. In this way you can fight against a sense of hurry and rush and rashness that today’s global…

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