“My written piece is a story penned to my younger self.
It is to let her know that despite she may at times feel like she does not belong, she will warrior on and eventually find a place where she can be her truest self. She finds this place of belonging through the love of her family, friends, culture and community.
This story is to inspire other little girls who are on their journey of finding belonging and community, so that they too can ‘imagine what is possible’.”
Dear little me by Birkti Mesfin
About Birkti Mesfin
After having started her postgraduate degree in late 2018, Birkti Mesfin was inspired to create her own blog titled “African Australian Stories” to discuss the first-generation experience in Australia by exploring different issues that exist within our communities.
Writing, storytelling and sharing experiences is important to Birkti, because she believes they create opportunities to amplify the voices of those who often go unheard.
Image credit: Birkit Mesfin. Photograph by Lidia Kidane.