First Person Magazine
During my childhood, I always spent Christmas night together with my younger brother, laying next to the Christmas tree and eating piparkūkas [Latvian type of gingerbread]. We tried to keep this tradition, regardless of the years that passed as we grew older. Now, this is one of the lost traditions. One that has been so dear to my heart like many others.
These are the traditions that were lost to age, colonization, globalization and many more obstacles that they struggled to overcome. This month’s issue will take us back to our yesterday, childhood, and history! This issue is monumentous for First Person, as it contains our 100th post!
Elena, Haana and Megija
To our beloved readers,
Thank for your sticking with us as we transition to new managing editors and a busy time here at First Person Magazine. The last time we spoke to you was at the end of May—and boy did our little vacation spark some big ideas! Over the past month and a half, we’ve been working with our international correspondents from over 12 countries to produce two fabulous summer “mini issues” for you. Aligned with the true mission of First Person, both part 1 and 2 of our two-part summer issue present to you the information straight from the source.
From “On Being a Woman in Toronto” to “Thirty Days in Macondo.”, we hope you enjoy part 1 of our two-part summer issue that brings to you local stories, our stories, and the stories of Generation Z.
Your new managing editors Rebeccah Raphael and Joyce Truong