It’s a fine line between culture shock and “FOB” moments. What was confusing and painful in the moment– whether that’s mishaps of language, cuisine, hygiene, or social etiquette–becomes, in retrospect, a hilariously cringe-worthy anecdote. We have collected some of these for you in our fifth episode. Our own stories and those of contributors who, understandably, prefer to remain anonymous!
Follow “Senait” and “Kifle” on their journey from a small town in Ethiopia to America. They may not speak perfect English but they have a beautiful story to tell – one of love, sacrifice, pride in their hard work, gratitude for the little things, and dreaming big, despite having to start anew from almost nothing.
So you find yourself the Eve in the Garden of Vegan during tsom (lent). What if that juicy burger and cheesy pizza in the office lunchroom, forever tempting you, could speak? Here’s our dramatic reading of the conversation.
The subject of sex is taboo in many cultures, as it most certainly is in Ethiopian and Eritrean cultural norms. We asked a few Ethiopians and Eritreans living in the U.S. and Canada a few questions to learn more about this.
Music by HookSounds.