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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What it’s like to be Rom...

Dec 30, 2014 by

Being Romani is, apparently, mystical, furry, and full of magic cats. Here are a few stock photos to show you our lifestyle: We love...

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Religion / dévleskere láva

Dec 23, 2014 by

… Like stars in the sight of God… Religion is a very personal thing and for most Romani, it’s no different. Just as...

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Voices / glasurja

Dec 15, 2014 by

Maami Babka always told me “beš banges, alje phenel vorta” (sit bent, but speak straight); in essence to always speak the...

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Thanksgiving Ghost Tree / palj...

Dec 1, 2014 by

The holiday season for Romani – speaking from the personal perspective of my own family – is very different. We...

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Thoughts/dumanki

Nov 18, 2014 by

This will be a little different post, I suppose. I’ve noticed myself reacting more to discourse including Romani stereotypes....

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Not That Kind

Nov 12, 2014 by

I was born into poverty. The aching hollowness of hunger; the hand-me-down clothes and too big shoes. Parents always working;...

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