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My Father the Imposter

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When asked about my father, I usually respond, “For the longest I can remember, it was just my mom and me. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t,” which isn’t entirely true. I have early memories of my father spoiling me with clothes so I could feel comfortable and look my best. I remember […]

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War Transformed Our Family

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Growing up, everyone in my family was afraid of my mom. When she got angry, she would turn into a tiger. She’d scream loudly, and her voice turned throaty and scary. Sometimes, she even hit my younger sister and me.  Dad would also avoid mom when she wasn’t in a good mood. When I heard […]

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Home in My Heart

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When I was 5, I had lived my whole life in Luhansk, Ukraine. Then, in April 2014, Russia  invaded Luhansk and another nearby region, Donetsk. Russia declared them independent states and renamed them Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic.   These name changes are part of how the Russian government tries to erase the Ukrainian […]

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I Accepted the Short End of the Stick

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It was the first day of my third grade track practice. I was already up and dressed.  I had spent the entire month of September begging Ma and Baba to sign me up for the track team. I had wanted to be a part of a team for a really long time. There wasn’t much […]

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