What's the Word

What Lies Behind the Words: On Translating While Trans

For me, the real litmus test of fluency has always been: Can I use this language to convince a native speaker that I exist?

Sep 29, 2022
Translating for My Friends Is My Love Language

Whenever I travel, I make a point to speak the local language as much as possible.

Sep 28, 2022
Beginning to Write in Wazhazhe ie

I dream of raising a child with Wazhazhe ie as their first language.

Sep 28, 2022
Writing to Preserve My Family on the Page

Family has blessed my life and trusted me to tell our stories for true. To render us on the page in recognizable ways. From the first word to the last.

Sep 27, 2022
Becoming Fluent in Baby Talk

Parenting didn’t just change the way I talked and behaved, it changed the way I saw the world.

Sep 27, 2022
Translating the Immigrant Experience Into Fiction

These stories are my inheritance, which is not the same as sole ownership.

Sep 26, 2022