Emebet Asfaw

Flemington Sisters

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Photos by Deshani Berhardt (Wild Hardt).

CONVERSATIONS WITH EMEBET ASFAW


Sound design and editing by POOKIE.

“My name is Emebet Asfaw, people call me Amy. Home is Ethiopia and I’ve been living in Australia for over 20 years now. Now Australia is my home. I like the freedom and peace here.

I used to work in hospitality and I keep busy now by cooking and looking after my kids. Vegan cooking is my specialty and my recipes are popular. Every month I have a stall at the Vegan Market in Richmond selling my food.

During the hard lockdown I was worried about COVID and spent my time researching a lot of different foods and the vitamins they contain and their benefits to protect my family’s health. The lockdown was a very damaging experience and really increased anxiety levels. I worry about what’s going to happen next.”

If anyone wants to order Emebet’s food please call call 0412 569 131 or email antonyoemebet@yahoo.com.au

Emebet Asfaw has shared her story as part of the Flemington Sisters project for Shelter 2.

Shelter 2 is proudly supported by VicHealth, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Australia Council for the Arts.