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3. Poems and Prose created by Women at CARAS, London, in a workshop with Border Crossings, facilitated by Lucy Dunkerley

What I Want All I really want is to be home with my family. I would also like to go to school. I want to be independent. I also want to have my family around. I also want a good job. I make pastry so I want to become a chef. I want to visit some places – maybe Italy. I love to be home with all my family, my mum, my father, my two sisters and two brothers but some places I can’t express myself. I like to explain how I feel and what I think. I want to take my own choices. Men cannot dictate to me what to say, what I’m supposed to do or behave. I will support my daughter to make her own choices, allow her to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. All my life , all the people told me “no don’t do that”, “you can’t speak like that” “you need to have limits”. This is why I ran away. I come from Gambia. Luckily I had my Grandpa, who helped me to run away. He gave me money and took my documents from my parents. He was my best-friend, and we could talk about everything. Unfortunately he passed away a couple of years ago. I try not to make the same mistakes with my daughter that my mother did with me. I will have conversations with her- and listen to what she has to say. - Anonymous

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Profile for Border_Crossings

THE PROMISED LAND: Intercultural Learning with Refugees and Migrants  

Project e-book for THE PROMISED LAND - a cross-sectoral project funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union. The book explores...

THE PROMISED LAND: Intercultural Learning with Refugees and Migrants  

Project e-book for THE PROMISED LAND - a cross-sectoral project funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union. The book explores...

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