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Sarah Menkedick
Writer, Vela Magazine

Sarah Menkedick's work has been featured or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Pacific Standard, Oxford American, The Paris Review DailyGuernica and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of Vela and a current Fulbright fellow in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her first book, Homing Instincts, is forthcoming from Pantheon and Vintage 

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The migrant’s tale

Sure it’s progressive to sympathise with young undocumented migrants, but it also locks them into a victimhood narrative

Sarah Menkedick