Autumn at Re:new November 08 2013, 0 Comments

Outside the studio at Re:new, seasonal change is upon us. The morning air is crisp and the leaves are starting to turn brilliant Autumn colors.

Many of the refugees working with Re:new are also living in days of transition; they are leaving one season of life behind to enter into a new season full of hope.

One of our Artisans, Amira fled Iraq with her daughter due to escalating violence and discrimination. She had to abandon her home, her family members and her friends when she moved to the United States in hopes of beginning a new life in a safer place.

Amira is not alone in her story, nor is she alone as she begins to construct her new life out of what is left. Re:New has come along side her, and many women like her, to walk through this transition.

At Re:new, refugee women have the opportunity to begin a new season of professional growth. Through their role as Advanced Artisans they have the opportunity to teach their sewing skills and empower other refugee women to support themselves and their families in their new environment. 

Even as our lives change and the seasons revolve, so do the women we touch with our hearts. And we, in turn are touched by them.

 

 

 "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."  Emily Bronte