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The Right to Love

Li Meiling left her home country of China, but that doesn’t mean she can leave home. Her family has a long reach.

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This House Feels like a Home

When Eleanor Nicolás was a child, her family moved so frequently that Eleanor told her parents where she herself had decided to grow up.

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Just Another Mom

Sharon wishes life could have been simpler after news of a devastating tragedy.

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Collateral Damage

Brussels, Belgium: Sacha De Keizer (on the left in the photo) grew up negotiating a French home life and a Flemish school life. Additionally she found herself acting as “a third wheel” confidant in her parents deteriorating marriage. They divorced, and and she lost her family, her home, and even her loyal dog Happy. She says, in an understatement, there was “Collateral Damage.”

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My Dad, Your Dad

Nara Souri reaches out to a half-sibling she has never met and reflects on her changed relationship with her dad.

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Stare at the Ground

Camila searches for a friend group that has no borders of culture and nationality.

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What is She Saying

Malika Bakayoko’s mother and father come from different tribes, with different languages. Their language in common was French, so that is what she learned at home and school. Now she longs to feel comfortable with her tribal families, but she cannot even talk to them. She must always turn to her father and say, “What is she saying?”

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