The Journey

The Journey

On May 25, 2018, I had the opportunity and privilege to interview a coordinator from the United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST) center. My interviewee who wishes to remain anonymous narrates her journey as a refugee to the United States while reminiscing about her hometown, family, culture, and finding her own identity. She was born in Somalia and raised in Egypt and arrived in the United States at the age ten. While arriving she experienced cultural shock, but by having the support from her mother and engaging at UWEAST she has manage to continue practicing and embracing her culture. Finally, the message she wanted to share with future generations was to, “always try to learn your culture and your history and be proud of it!”

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