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The Owl… as a Fool?

The Interviewer will be referred to as ‘I’, and the informant as ‘P’. Translations for Hindi words will be italicised and in parentheses. The Informant is a 48-year-old Punjabi woman, born and raised in North India. P: Saying “ullu ka/da pattha” (child of an owl) is just an insult, it’s an abuse (in this case,… Continue Reading »

Playground Taunts

Background: The performer is my college roommate and friend. She spent the first fifteen years of her life in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Thousand Oaks, California for high school. She is currently in her twenties and attends school at the University of Southern California. Main Text: “Brick Wall Waterfall Boy you think you got… Continue Reading »