Don’t let 17-year-old Belise Nishimwe’s petite stature fool you. Measuring in at just 4 feet 9.5 inches tall, she is bursting with confidence, charisma and big ideas
Wilondja Mashimango spent his childhood on the soccer field. One day on the pitch, he heard someone greet him and turned around to reply. However, what he
At four years old, already aiming to “fix things,” Milen Gebreamlak decided she would become president of Eritrea to make things better.
Ayan Salat can teach you all about scorpions. She can make fluffy injera bread and cook meals for an entire household. Ayan could ghost-write your next
Yamini Rajan was 12 the first time she heard her father cry. With tears rolling down his cheeks, he saw the scars covering Yamini’s thighs and arms.
Shea is a junior at Reed College in Portland Oregon, where she studies comparative literature, politics, photography, and French. She writes for the
Like her journey as a refugee, becoming who she is today has not been easy for Irakoze Diane. That is why “Irakoze” is not just a name — it is a […]
Monica is a senior English major at the University of Portland and hopes to pursue a writing career following graduation. Born in a small agrarian village in Mexico,
Jessica is a senior majoring in geography at the University Honors College of Portland State University in Oregon. Her work has been published in Willamette Week
Every summer morning as a child, Ramazan Yiğit — Rama — would rise before the sun in order to shepherd his family’s livestock until sundown
Marcelo is a cultural anthropologist with a master’s degree in applied anthropology and a certificate in archaeology. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the
Felix Songolo does not remember much of what he left behind in Africa. His family left the Democratic Republic of Congo before he was born
Instead of a novel, Brianda Alcazar would sneak her geometry book into her room at night and wait till her parents were in bed so she could turn on the […]
Mussa doesn’t remember much from the night his father was killed. From where he stood in his crib he could hear men’s voices in the room next door,
Ever since grade school, Abel Getachew has known what he wanted to do with his life—heart surgery for those in need. “When I was in elementary school,