Through artistic and literary expression, Hiraeth Magazine aims to create dialogue and unity by connecting people with real stories of migration in all of its forms, because the quest for home is a universal feeling and right.
Exploring the concepts of home, migration and hiraeth through art
"If all of us tell our stories, it enriches us and it enriches the world. It helps to break down those walls and build the bridges that we need."
-Sarah Bringhurst Familia
Expressing Hiraeth in words: Poems, Stories, Essays and more
I woke up this morning from a dream in which I'd just bought a new house. It was a big house, but complicated, with odd passages meandering in this and that direction, and bedrooms sprouting off from one another like mushrooms. The thresholds of the various rooms were...read more
As well as posting original pieces created for Hiraeth, we like to also highlight interesting writing going on elsewhere. This series follows bloggers who write about their migrant lives and gives you a peek at some of our favourite posts on their blogs. Name: Bridget...read more
I often wonder how it feels to be tied to a place, to know that your history happened there, that the rhythm of the seasons and the pulse of life are echoed by the beating of your heart. How does it feel to be secure in your identity, to say ‘this is where I come...read more
Catch up with our latest podcast episode
I had so much fun talking to Amanda Bate, founder and editor of The Black Expat. Amanda launched The Black Expat to provide voices from the Black perspective of traveling and living internationally. It is both an informative resource as well as a source of...read more
"I exist in a hyphen." Comedian Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show famously roasted Donald Trump at this year's White House Correspondence Dinner. In this episode of Fresh Air, Hasan talks about his experience as third culture kid, identifying as an Indian-American...read more
“The West for me means ambition, the East contentment. My heart is ever in one, my soul in the other.” – Ameen Rihani, 1921. Every morning when I looked out of my bedroom window in Karachi, I would see them. Rows and rows of carefully planted lilies in my...read more
From the beginning, we have envisioned Hiraeth not only as a magazine to be read and a podcast to be listened to, but also as something that would bring people together in a physical space to share stories and feel connected. When a new café popped up just steps from...read more