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 sheRead More →

My interviewee, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a refugee who migrated to the United States from Egypt. She was born in Somalia and raised in Egypt until she arrived in the U.S. and has managed to practice and value her culture. For my art project, I wanted to show how culture is passed on by family members. To represent the creation of culture I used two wooden trees and placed them down opposite to each other to indicate that culture is like a tree that grows, but sometimes when we are far from home we don’t know much about it. So, in order toRead More →