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On Being a Nowhere (Wo)Man

February 1, 2015

by Keely Kriho Sitting on dampened grass at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, I squinted into the gray foggy mass that seemed only inches from my face. From whatever angle I attempted, the gray remained impenetrable—I couldn’t make out … Read more

One New Country, Fourteen New Sisters

January 15, 2015

by Keely Kriho On my first morning in Arequipa, Peru, I awoke with a start to a little girl’s shrill voice speaking directly into my ear. “Como te llamas?” As my eyes adjusted and my vision cleared, Alejandra’s smiling face … Read more

There’s No Easy Solution

November 20, 2014

by Keely Kriho We sat in a large circle, folding chairs haphazardly situated on a damp dirt floor, wet from the rain that had poured and sprinkled on and off for the past two days. The roof of the patio … Read more