As an immigrant myself, this project is very close to my heart and its main objective is to give immigrant women a voice and a sense of participation within society by giving them a space to slowly stitch their thoughts and feelings on a piece of cloth while talking and sitting around other women in a safe and supportive environment.
Throughout 2018 in partnership with ALAC we facilitated three different programmes in Hamilton, Auckland and Waiheke Island. It was an amazing experience and one that has changed the way I see myself as an educator. Using my knowledge of craft, textiles and sustainable practices I am now in a mission to assist and help women throughout their settlement process in New Zealand by empowering them in their transitioning and ever evolving immigrant identity journey.
Here are some pics of the wonderful women which I was lucky to meet through “The traveling sewing box project”(C)