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Tatiana Calonje

Tatiana is a people person. She is passionate and inspired by human connection. During high school, she was involved in her her drama department and enjoys exploring the art of story telling whether it be through film, photography or literature. Ultimately, she hopes to gain a better understanding of the world around her and build lasting relationships with her new community. She is excited to challenge her perspectives and broaden her creativity. One of her favorite quotes is, "My own eyes are not enough for me; I will see through those of others." - C.S. Lewis


Now Forgive Me

February 13, 2016

The curse of normalcy. I take a rickshaw to the same school, the same classroom every week. The bell rings at the same time. I walk out the gates by 2pm and I fall asleep in the same bed, to the same distant sound of trains passing. My phone has an address book filled of...

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Hints of Silver

February 8, 2016

My mother has always had a chest full of rings. Beautiful gold, white gold, rose gold and silver. I was the toddler who had small little gold rings on her tiny fingers. I also had a simple gold bracelet around my wrist for years. It stayed there until I grew out of it. Once I...

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December 7, 2015

When a needle drags upon our skin and bleeds ink, it’s a tattoo. When I showed up at the Mumbai Airport, there was some sort of eye contact and mutual understanding I made with the promise of what was ahead. There still isn’t a name for this, some call it brave. Some call it incredible,...

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The Motherland of Whiplash

October 16, 2015

Whiplash is defined as, “injury caused by a severe jerk to the head, typically in a car accident.” Keyword: severe Synonym: India I am convinced that India is the motherland of whiplash and I’ll place a bet that there isn’t a single brace out there that would be enough to withstand the daily whiplash I...

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The Bigger Picture

August 26, 2015

I’ve always been a victim to “the bigger picture.” I was going to start this off with, “I’ve always been a victim to the thought of the bigger picture” but it’s not just a thought. It’s a reality. It’s the now. It’s the tomorrow. It’s the when you’re gone and everyone forgets your name. It...

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