Artist Razieh is a member of Sewing2gether All Nations, who are holding an event on Wednesday 16th June for #RefugeeFestScot.
When Razieh arrived in Scotland, she couldn’t speak English and struggled to understand the Scottish accent. She began English classes at Govan Community Project, where she found out about Sewing2gether All Nations in Paisley, who helped her a lot to settle in her new city.
Razieh worked as an artist and art teacher in Iran, and hopes one day to continue working in her profession.
Razieh has kindly shared some of her story and artwork with us in a short video – watch now!
Razieh also shared a short message for other people in her situation.
“I understand that living in another country, it’s really difficult for all of us. But if we try doing something and continue working towards our goals, we can be successful, especially in this city. Scottish people are really friendly. When I first arrived in this city, I thought that Scottish people don’t speak English because their accent was totally difficult for me! But now I understand it and Gabi, Corinne, Angela, Pastor Debbie and Pastor Hugh (at Sewing2gether All Nations) have helped me so much with everything. So don’t worry, just try, keep going and you’ll be successful.”
Join Sewing2gether All Nations tomorrow evening at 7pm.
Watch as Aysha, another member of Sewing2gether All Nations shows you how to make an abaya dress, a loose-fitting garment that is traditionally worn by many Muslim women across the world.
This event will be a YouTube Premiere and will go live on 16th June at 7pm.
The link and video will be available on www.sewing2getherallnations.com.