Whispers / šuškišagos

Mar 27, 2015 by

“The trees whisper secrets,” my mother said. “If you listen, they’ll tell you stories.” I spent hours...

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Choices / avrikidne

Mar 10, 2015 by

The divide I see between the US and the Europe in terms of Romani self-actualization and autonomy is astonishing. Maslow’s...

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Shame / ladžavipe

Mar 9, 2015 by

“I’m ashamed,” daj would say randomly as she worked. I never understood what she meant. The divisions in my family,...

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Little Blackbird / kalo čirikl...

Feb 27, 2015 by

Walking to my office today, I heard a blackbird singing. His voice, high and sweet, ricocheted off the concrete and tore open my...

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A story: Three Sisters / jekh ...

Feb 20, 2015 by

A little girl asked me for a story this week, so I told her one my grandmother said, “a long time ago, even longer than you can...

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Reading Recommendations:

Feb 18, 2015 by

Several people have asked me what I’m reading and since I’ve been meaning to write a couple of book reviews too,...

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Performing Gypsy

Feb 13, 2015 by

Before Maami Babka would leave the house, she would meticulously cover her hair with a dikhlo – a beautiful red or orange...

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In the beginning was a word / ...

Feb 1, 2015 by

My grandfather told me that when the first Rom was eaten by a dragon, the sun cried and created the sea. My grandmother told me that...

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Old Songs, Old Women, Old Wine...

Jan 22, 2015 by

“Te miri daj merlas, mange nakazinlas, joj, de kajses romes te lav, joj, de se man pačiv dela” My grandmother’s...

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The Road / O Drom

Jan 11, 2015 by

The road holds a special place in my heart; a special magic that words just cannot hold. The truth is, though, there was nothing at...

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