Category Archives: Issue 6: Growing Up

La Delia

La Delia

One of my earliest and happiest moments growing up happened on Sunday afternoons, after mass, when my parents would take us to La Delia and would let us choose any three things we wanted. So that you understand just how amazing this moment was, let me tell you a bit about this magical place. LaContinue Reading

The ‘Big Girl’ Phenomenon

The ‘Big Girl’ Phenomenon

Growing up in Sri Lanka is the same for little boys and girls until you hit a certain point: puberty. I suppose this can be said about any country, but most families on this island take a rather traditional approach when puberty hits. If you’re a girl, you can’t prance around in shorts or skirts. WrestlingContinue Reading

Please tell me about my future and me

Please tell me about my future and me

I remember waiting anxiously for the release of my matriculation results in Myanmar (Burma). It was thrilling to anticipate, and I was not the only one contemplating a fate that seemingly depended on these results. I would have liked to say curiosity got the better of my mom, but as with many other decisions and dilemmasContinue Reading

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