温もり (Nukumori): When the Distance Between You and Your Loved Ones Disappears
Nukumori can refer to a kind of existence not dependent on physical proximity, allowing a person’s presence to linger with you even if they cannot.
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Hafu carries insinuations of otherness; of not belonging, but being fetishized. How do I carry this name and this history at once?
When he asked me how to say “I love you” in Japanese, I translated linguistically, but mistranslated culturally.
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To me, ‘daiji’ embodies the struggle to prioritize two languages, homes, and selves.
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Bees do not attack—just as trauma survivors do not attack, but rather defend. She will not sting you unless she believes the colony’s life depends on her defense. Because when she stings you, she dies.