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Why I Wasn’t Writing

Over the last four months my alarm was set at 4:00 am—3 hours after my…

Why Immigrants Like Me Hate Illegal Immigration

I never imagined that when I finally saw her again, I wouldn’t recognize her. All…

A Better Country For Mom

I thought I heard mom call out my name. I stopped to listen intently. But…

God Doesn’t Look Like David Sey

I saw my father for the first time when I was nineteen. He was also…

My Father’s Daughter

My dear Nadia, It’s hard to believe that you are 20 years old today, it…

What Donald Trump Is Teaching Me About Sin

Donald Trump is the most powerful man in the world and he doesn’t seem to…

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, When I was a boy, you told me to think about the bruises…

I Am Afraid

“No, I am not afraid to die—it’s every breath that comes before.” The Oh Hellos…

My Father

I’ve come to accept that I am probably never going to meet my father. I…

New Year, Same Me

We are now several days into 2016, and the new year has already confirmed what I…