Feeding Diaspora

A food culture column through the lens of diaspora, race, and queerness published online and in print at The Uniter. Recipes as love letters March 21, 2019 “The translation of body to page, and back to body, is the crux of how both love letters and recipes communicate. Food is a love language of the…

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Tumbleweed

Published in Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing, Summer 2018, Vol 39, No. 2 Mom said we come from the mountain people     in Beqaa valley and I wonder if all those winds wrapped her     tumbleweed here Mom says she will retire somewhere hot to rest easy and give her skin the sun it needs…

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Kitchen Pedagogy

Published in From the Root, “Home,” issue 4, Spring, 2017   In the kitchen she tells me stories what it was like   Her narratives interrupted by life stuff – the baby, the phone, her sub-stories intermittent with her instructions I am tunnel vision: pen. paper.   To record her hand’s memory Of ratios for…

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