The power of ‘Me too’
Loraine Masiya Mponela
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