Cover Photo: A photo the author in tie dye shirt who reaches for some flowers in a surrounding field that lies next a cottage
Photograph courtesy of the author

Longing for the Magic of My Childhood Home

Frarieville was the safe space on which I could plant my flag.

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May 2, ’42.

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Land Acknowledgement:

The home I share with Monica rests on the ancestral homeland of the Weckquaesgeek tribe. My parents’ new home rests on the ancestral homeland of the Nanticoke-Lenni Lenape Tribal Nation. Visit https://nlltribe.com/ to learn more.

Katie Kopajtic is a writer, filmmaker and theatre artist in New York City. In 2017 she co-founded Tres Brujas Productions with her partner Monica Robles, which produces theatre and film in Puerto Rico and New York. She is the co-creator of Plumb, the app that downloads and organizes your digital history. This is her first published essay.