Tag Archives: Loss

  1. You Know What an Accent Means?

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    February 2, 2017 by Katia

    “You know what an accent is, don’t you? It’s a sign of bravery” a friend chimed in on a Facebook …
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  2. Seven Love Stories in Seven Days – #3: Birds

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    September 21, 2016 by Katia

    I immediately loved the birds. I’ve seen sparrows and doves back home, but when I moved to Canada, I was …
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  3. The Things You Don’t Know

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    September 16, 2016 by Katia

    This morning I was enjoying my Earl Grey tea and kept the teabag in the cup instead of dipping it …
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  4. The Feeling of Her Hand

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    October 20, 2015 by Katia

    To my grandma on the eve of what would have been her ninety fourth birthday. I don’t know what it …
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  5. Mourning from Afar

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    March 12, 2015 by Katia

    My birthday is on March 16th, a day before St. Patrick’s Day. This year for the first time I will …
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  6. If I Had to Write Your Obituary

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    November 26, 2014 by Katia

    “Today I lost my great aunt, Dr. Nina Mikhoels, my Ninulya, who helped raise me as though I was her …
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  7. Babooshka

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    February 27, 2014 by Katia

    You may want to read the entire post or proceed straight to the part below my grandma’s photo. Definitely check …
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Between 2014-2015:

BlogHer '13 Voices of the Year Community Keynote Honoree
Scary Mommy
The Epistolarians

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Inspirational brag: I'm about to overcome a fear and I'm a little proud of myself. 
Every time I went to BlogHer I brought with me print outs of personal essays that I was working up the courage to try and read at open mic nights. I would always get too self conscious about my accent and what not and never ended up going. This year I won't be doing the open mic, but only since my personal essay about immigration was selected to be read on stage at the main event, BlogHer Voices of the Year. It's been a while since I've put myself outside my comfort zone to such extent. I'm excited to try and can't wait to share this experience with my beloved writer friends. (This picture was taken in 2013, the first and only other time I won a VOTY but didn't get to read it). #blogher #BlogHer17 #VOTY #blogher13 #ohtheplacesyoullgo #amwriting #immigration #comfortzone #challenge #growth #goals #writing #momsofinstagram
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