Living in multiple realities

Being a world traveler and polyglot can disorient someone, even a seasoned traveler like myself. I think my brain is not able to process multiple realities simultaneously. I am actually kind of embarrassed to...
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Covid no es una broma (Español/Spanish)

Detrás de cada estadística de muerte o hospitalización de Covid, hay muchas personas como yo, que son familiares, amigos, colegas o vecinos de alguien que está hospitalizado con Covid. Aquellos que no pudieron estar...

Alphabet politics: Change your alphabet, alienate people

Last year, I reported on how the problems resulting from the Azeri language of Azerbaijan being written in Latin script instead of Cyrillic letters. In Azerbaijan, the elderly who haven’t caught on to the...
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Covid não é brincadeira (Português/Portuguese)

Por trás de cada estatística de hospitalização ou morte da Covid, tem muitas pessoas como eu que são parentes, amigos, colegas ou vizinhos de alguém que está hospitalizado com a Covid. Aqueles que não...

Teaching language learning in areas marred by ethnic violence

The odd irony of giving three presentations about language learning in a city that saw 450 people killed last year in ethnic violence was not lost on me. Via the US Embassy, I was...
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COVID, это не мистификация (Pусский/Russian)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF5XtLX0994 За статистикой всех госпитализаций или смертей связанных с COVID существует много людей похожих на меня Это члены семьи друзья коллеги и соседи кого-то кто госпитализирован с COVID Те кто не смог быть у смертного одра своего любимого могут прожить всю оставшуюся...
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Covid nije prevara (Bosanski/Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian)

Iza svake hospitalizacije od COVID-a ili statistike o smrti, pronaći ćete ljude kao što sam ja – članove porodice, prijatelje, kolege ili komšije. Sve nas koji ne možemo biti kraj samrtne postelje onih koje...
The Whistleblower film

Could speaking English empower female sex trafficking victims to escape?

I rarely talk about the practical life-saving applications of speaking another language. But the topics of female sex trafficking and bride kidnapping make me wonder about how speaking another language, particularly English, could liberate...

It ain’t no hoax: Covid Public Service Announcement in 8 languages

I made a playlist of videos in 8 languages with a public service announcement about how Covid is robbing people of their dignity in death.   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6thK2LTrSnajn9mYuzwBzCXUjztTp30 Intro video text: Hi! My name is Susanna Zaraysky. You might...
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Covid ain’t no hoax

Behind every Covid hospitalization or death statistic, you will find many people like me who are the family members, friends, colleagues, or neighbors of somebody who is hospitalized with Covid. Those who couldn’t be...

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