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What we’ve learned about making a new life in Adelaide: tips for those who will be arriving soon – from young Syrians

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are a group of young Syrians who arrived in Adelaide 4-6 months ago. Some of us have already made many new friends here. Some of us are still looking for friends. And some of us are really missing our friends back home. We have put together some of our ideas to share with other young people who might be arriving here soon. Here are our tips and our ideas about how we wish to welcome you. We hope these ideas are helpful:   When you first arrive, I would like to take you on a tour of this school and particularly show you the classrooms. I’d like to show you the library – it’s an important place for me here. I will introduce you to all the other Syrian students...

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Part 5 continued: LBTQA journeys

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We are young people from the Feast Queer Youth Drop In Space. We know quite a bit about journeys and migrations. There are some journeys we’ve already completed. Others that we are still on. Some we are just beginning … An ethical and philosophical journey Some of us are on ethical journeys. My mum has stage 4 terminal breast cancer. She’s in hospital right now and I don’t know whether to come out to her or not. I don’t know if I should tell her I am queer. She is about to undergo surgery that will be life-threatening. Earlier in the year she was facing a similar situation and I decided then that I wouldn’t come out to her at that time because I didn’t want it to...

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Part 5: Journeys and migrations of identity

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When people undertake migrations so much is learned from the journey. In this section of the encyclopaedia young people share their learnings for future travellers. The first story is from a young man, Mon, who has travelled from a refugee camp in Eastern Nepal to make a new life in Adelaide. The second series of stories are from young LGBTQA folks. The third piece is from young Syrians who have recently arrived here. They wish to share what they have learned about making a new life. They hope their tips will be helpful for those arriving soon. Quite different journeys! But so much to learn from each of them …     Mon’s story   This is my story. My name...

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The bystander project

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Thanks for visiting! Bystander Project— Coming Soon

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Part 4: When other people make a difference

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stories from young members of the Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia Sometimes other people make a difference. When they do, we remember.  Friends as backup At school, my friends back me up. They say to me, ‘If anyone says something or hurts you, I’m here. I can get someone or call the Police’. I say ‘Don’t worry, I’m Muslim, I’m Arab, no one is going to mess with me!’ (laughter). I live at Henley Beach and there aren’t many other Muslims around. If we are walking on the beach and someone is really staring at me, my non-Muslim friends might say, ‘What are you looking at?’ I’ve got my friends as backup.    It felt so good not to be alone ...

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We’ve got to work together: A message back to young Muslim women from young LGBTQ+ folks

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 G’day, Tonight at the Feast Queer Youth Drop-in Space we heard some of the ways you try not to take people’s hate into your hearts. Thanks for sharing your stories with us. One of us smiled when we heard you had expected to be riding kangaroos to school in Australia 🙂 I thought that too! I came from England and had all these misconceptions about Australia. Apart from riding kangaroos, I thought it would be hot all year round. I was worried about Drop Bears and I thought vegemite was something you put in your drink! We were all really sorry to hear what you have to face sometimes with people staring, or shouting abuse. Some of us also have to deal with abusive...

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Part 3: We try not to take people’s hate into our hearts

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  Hi. We’re a group of young Muslim women who live here in Adelaide. We’re interested in exchanging ideas and stories about ways of dealing with weird experiences like being stared at, being yelled at by random strangers driving by in their cars, or other strange stuff that happens here and other places. We’ve included here some of our stories and skills we’ve developed. We’d been keen to hear your ideas!    There are a few different ways that we try not to take people’s hate into our hearts.     Keep yourself upright, smile back and remember you are special to someone “I remember when a friend who is Asian came to us one day because...

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Part 2 continued: eight survival tips for when life is full of drama

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There are 15 students at our small community school in Adelaide. Many of us have attended quite a few other schools before coming here. Some of us have moved homes a lot which means we change schools too, but most of us were kicked out of our former schools. Sometimes it’s hard to see the point in anything when things at home are full of dramas. There is always so much going on. There may be drugs, violence, living apart from parents … all this stuff affects us in different ways.  We know other kids, other families, are going through this shit too.   So here are our 8 survival tips … we hope they might be helpful to you   1.  Sleeping at school We...

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Part 2 continued: Surviving the ocean of depression

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Hi. We are young people living here in Adelaide, who came to Australia as refugees. Many of us have known times of great sorrow, or worry. Times when we have lost hope. Some of us have nearly drowned in the ocean of depression. We want to share with you some of the ways we have survived. Water can bring you fresh ideas It’s very hard to start your life again from zero. There are a lot of problems that can make you worried, anxious and depressed about your future and about your family.  I was missing so much my extended family and friends back in my home country. I heard from elders in our society quite a while ago that water can mentally bring you fresh ideas and...

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Part 2: How we overcome bullying, survive the ocean of depression, and more!

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In this section, young people share stories about the ways they got through some of the hardest times in their lives. We begin this section with tips on how young people have been able to overcome bullying, then we move into tips for surviving depression, finally we have eight survival tips for when life is full of drama.   How we overcome bullying   Hi. Some of us have had to deal with terrible bullying. Sometimes people who were once our friends then become really cruel. Sometimes it is physical, they hit you. Sometimes it is words, like ‘You are a terrorist’. It can be really frightening. They find you wherever you go. When it goes on for a long time...

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