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When your imagination and reality collide.

“Armenian family values are very unique”,

“You’ll become a parent one day and eventually you’ll understand us.”- this is such a widespread phrase among our beloved Armenian parents. We hear that in every possible situation under any circumstances.

Does that bother us? Hell YES.

No doubt Armenian parents are the BESTEST that we could ask for, but sometimes, no maybe usually, they are too MUCH.

I mean I do understand everything, but things get much harder when you get older.

“Love” is another fantasy when it comes to our dear Armenian parents — sometimes you can even drown in it.

“Armenian women are unique by their own way” image by Alami, NY

You’re a girl, DON’T.

I’m pretty sure you heard this horrible phrase plenty of times in your life. And I know it made you sad, mad, and bad.

But what could we do?

Being a girl in Armenia is a really difficult JOB. The saddest aspect is that this worthless position lasts forever. And you don’t have an opportunity to pack up your things and leave when you feel uncomfortable.

Well, welcome to the Armenian harsh reality!

When not yet born, everybody has already decided the way we should live, the way we should speak, the way we should dress…

Protest against ethinc discrimination of Armenians,

All people are born free and have equal rights regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, culture, and religion.

Oh come on!

Let’s agree that this “Universal Truth’’ sounds perfect in the written form rather than it actually works in the real world. Digging deeply into some eye-catchy facts, I can confidently say that there are various unique experiences of discrimination and oppression accross the globe that marginalise people.

So what kind of prejudices does Armenian society have against Intersectionality?

Armenia is at a very early stage of its journey to fight against the all forms of…

Short story long meaning!

“Join your people” torchlight procession to Yerablur Military Memorial Cemetery,

Armenian Christmas — two words thousand kilograms.

Christmas celebration in Armenia differs from all the other countries. I don’t know whether this is an aspect to be proud of or not, but well, that’s what we have.

Year by year, Armenian Christmas reaches the peak of ostentation. It’s essential for all Armenians to have rich-looked Christmas dinner tables in their houses. We constantly try to prove something to other people but not ourselves. And honestly, it doesn’t even matter at what price. Even though this may sound kind of bizarre, sometimes it seems that we are…

Armenian Mother sending Son to War, a mother’s sacrifice for their country and people ( image © Austin TX)

They say women are peaceful by their nature; I say maybe you haven’t seen Armenian women.

Armenian society is distinguished with inveterate patriarchy. It’s simpler than you can imagine: Man is the feeding hand; Woman is the “pillar of the house”. And that’s it!

But in today’s Armenia, women have the revolutionary role. It’s unbelievable that certain circumstances have made women equally important in our society as men are.

Hey “Mother,” I’m talking about you!

Courageous, full of inexhaustible energy and life, persistent, and caring…

We can talk endlessly about the Armenian woman, yet forever isn’t enough. She is built…

People outside the Turkish Consulate protest the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, April 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

“The eyes of the Armenians speak long before the lips move and long after they cease to”- Arshile Gorky

Armenian history and literature have stood out with many war examples and their hardening effect on our nation’s well-being. But none of us could have imagined being a particle of a war today. Has Armenia ever been at peace? The answer is of course no.

The post-war situation in Armenia is harrowing for our society. We try to live, but don’t know exactly how. We’re experiencing such difficult times that being adequate under these conditions is from the fantasy genre. A…

Lilit Khachatryan

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