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Hasan Minhaj is a Third Culture Kid

"I exist in a hyphen." Comedian Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show famously roasted Donald Trump at...
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The Lily and the Rose: Living Between East and West

“The West for me means ambition, the East contentment. My heart is ever in one, my soul in the...
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Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

I had so much fun talking to Amanda Bate, founder and editor of The Black Expat.  Amanda launched...
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Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth

From the beginning, we have envisioned Hiraeth not only as a magazine to be read and a podcast to...
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Magnetic Migration Music

  Since 1998, Scottish artist Zoë Irvine has been collecting found and discarded magnetic...
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Home as Metaphor

I woke up this morning from a dream in which I'd just bought a new house. It was a big house, but...
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     ART

Magnetic Migration Music

  Since 1998, Scottish artist Zoë Irvine has been collecting found and discarded magnetic...
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Home Where I Can Be Foreign

Interview with artist Marta Colpani Having weathered several technological glitches that...
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Artist Profile: Anisa Makhoul

Anisa Makhoul is an American illustrator, living in Portland, Oregon.  She is the daughter of a...
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     WRITING

The Lily and the Rose: Living Between East and West

“The West for me means ambition, the East contentment. My heart is ever in one, my soul in the...
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Home as Metaphor

I woke up this morning from a dream in which I'd just bought a new house. It was a big house, but...
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Home Where I Can Be Foreign

Interview with artist Marta Colpani Having weathered several technological glitches that...
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     PODCAST

Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

I had so much fun talking to Amanda Bate, founder and editor of The Black Expat.  Amanda launched...
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Podcast Episode 16: Expanding the TCK Narrative

Erin Sinogba uses her experience of growing up as a transnational Filipino TCK to expand the...
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Podcast Episode 15: Landing in Portlandia

In this episode, I talk to two different women who both happen to live in Portland, Oregon. The...
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Podcast Episode 14- Escaping FGM

Today we are sharing an episode originally aired on Shelter From the Storm.  Shelter From the...
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Podcast Episode 13: Virtual Communities

It can feel very isolating moving to a new city, let alone a new country- however with a quick...
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Podcast Episode 12: Kindness of Strangers

For this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to the mom of one of my good friends from high...
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   EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth

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...
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Communities – Part 1: The Pulse of Europe

This coming Sunday at 2pm I will once more, together with my kids, join the crowd, which gathers weekly in front of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. “The Pulse of Europe”, as the movement is called, is an explicitly non-party, non-religious grassroots movement, originated in...
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Hope

In the Netherlands today, many of us woke up and heaved a sigh of relief at the election results. One of the biggest causes for optimism was that 80% of eligible voters turned out to vote. So today, we wanted to share this work by the British artist and protester Bob...
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Nasty Women Amsterdam

Last weekend, I saw the opening of the Nasty Women Amsterdam exhibition at the Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, which was completely packed out. What is the Nasty Women Exhibition? We know the hashtag, we know the marches- but did you know it's also an art movement? It...
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A Safe Place to Land – Haven by Swoon

The newly reopened Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is currently hosting a wonderful new piece by American artist Swoon (Caledonia Curry). Inspired by the stories of two young refugees she met in Malmö, Swoon has created a marvelous mural that spans the entire wall...
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Citizen Nowhere: A Fable for Our Time

"One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye." - The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was in exile when he penned this most beloved of books, driven from his native country by war, and distraught with...
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   BLOGGERS WE LOVE

Blogger Profile: Bridget of Arabia

As well as posting original pieces created for Hiraeth, we like to also highlight interesting...
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   HIRAETH ELSEWHERE

Hasan Minhaj is a Third Culture Kid

"I exist...
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Home Where I Can Be Foreign

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Exit West – Permeable Borders

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