Roma and Health

I have been reminded lately about the conflict many of us have in regards to our health. My grandparents would never see a doctor, preferring traditional remedies, ritual, and “time”. My mother was so very skeptical of Western medicine, my father too...

Hate Speech

In my morning hunt for news articles, I found this one from the Digital Journal discussing hate speech and the Council of Europe. I found this particularly interesting in the wake of issues the Roma community recently had with a certain Hungarian Ambassador, Dr. Geza...

Linguistic Idealism

I found an interesting article via WorldCrunch today (originally from Le Temps) arguing for Romanes to replace English in Europe. At first, I thought it was sarcastic, or some kind of strange humour, but the more I read, the more serious I understood it to be. I...

Džal dromeha

Something Chad said to me in a comment here really started me thinking. When I was a child, no one said to me, “You are Romani”. No one said, “Stand up and fight”. In fact, no one really said anything at all. We were “Gypsies”....

Words

I get asked all the time about whether any books have been written by Roma. The answer to that is a resounding YES! Not just academic works, not just by authors in the UK or the US – there are MANY Romani writers out there. They write stories, poems, transcribe...