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Familiarity by Violet Masilo

Moving to a foreign country in my 40s was not part of my life plan. So rather than feel sorry for myself I have found myself thinking more and more about displaced persons of Africa and the impact it has emotionally and mentally on them.

Growing up as an orphan by Nwangwu Uchechi

I chose this story because I am the story myself and I want to use it to inspire the world that we can be anything we want to be no matter out root. This story is everything to me. It reminds me of who I am and makes me realize that life is very simple and everyone is important to me no matter our background or race.

Uncles are supposed to be family by Efe Johnson

I love to tell stories, whether its through Facebook posts and Twitter threads, or via writing poetry, books and classroom conversations.

Storytelling has become an important part of my life, maybe because I have got a lot of stories to tell from the eventful life I have lived so far. storytelling is everything.

All families weren’t like ours by Chantelle Ashley

It’s a story I’ve never told and seemed like a good place to start excavating myself. I know this is a common experience, but as a child I thought it was standard and when I realized it wasn’t, that all families weren’t like ours, it seems strange, but my identity collapsed. I’d like to share those parts so that there are fewer dark corners for people like me to get lost in. – Chantelle