I had the pleasure of meeting Zena to take her portrait and hear her story. A story of resilience.
Thank you @newhumansofaustralia for telling the stories of the incredible humans that make up our multicultural country.
My parents lost a baby in the Gulf War. After that, they fled Iraq to Libya, where we lived a relatively peaceful life until 2011 - one day it was a protest, the next it was the Arab Spring, then the sky started raining bombs.
My parents started travelling in search of safety. Over a year, we travelled through 5 different countries and had so many struggles in each of them. Finally, my dad decided to risk his life and go back to his job in Libya, which was still at war, so he could support us, and my mum and I went to Malaysia, where I enrolled as an international student.... Read more @newhumansofaustralia