The power of ‘Me too’

The power of ‘Me too’

Loraine Masiya Mponela

from left to right: Loraine and Lilian, photo taken on 20th March 2021 at War Memorial Park, Coventry during a Black Lives Matter protest
From left to right: Loraine and Lilian, photo taken on 20th March 2021 at War Memorial Park, Coventry during a Black Lives Matter protest.

I arrived in Coventry not knowing where I was. I felt lost. I had been in asylum for 3 months. I was already broken. But God already had a plan for me. I met my housemates.

My tears were wiped when I heard them say “Me Too, I have been asylum seeker since…. (mentions a year)”

When I heard their stories, it made me stronger. My face lit up. Such is the power of ‘Me Too’. Each time I start complaining about my situation I remind myself of that moment.

One of the ladies I met, Lilian, held my hand and took me to the food bank, then to asylum seekers action group (CARAG) and then to other local services. More echoes of ‘me too’. There, I find my healing. 

Photo: Loraine and Lilian

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.