Tigrinya

HOW CUTTING MY HAIR MADE ME A SOLDIER

Two weeks ago I decided that I wanted to have my short afro back. I cut it, and straight away I felt so free. It also brought a lot of expected (and unexpected) reactions from the people around me. I had expected that my mom would be very irritated, as she was 4 years ago, the first time I cut my hair. Back then she didn’t talk to me all day. But she surprised me this time, as she actually

YOUR STORY MATTERS

Your story matters Stories are ways in which we remember and honour our ancestors and their legacy. A way of knowing where we came from and to help us have a vision of where we could go. The first time that I shared one of my own stories on stage, I was terrified. I had signed up for the RE:Definition poetry masterclass organized by Simone Zeefuik. I was nervous throughout the whole trip to the class in Rotterdam, because I