What you are looking for?
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something”
You may know this verse in the well-known song “Sweet Dreams”by Eurythmics. When I decided to travel the world my mother asked me “Are you serious? You have everything here. What you are looking for?”. One moment subconsciously my voice wanted to say “I am looking for happiness” but knowing that, for a lot of people in my country, this was an unrealistic dream, I said: “You are right, I am looking for something, but I don’t know what it is”. She didn’t take me seriously: “Everything you want is here. Here is your home”.
My home? I was born in a small village, and then moved to a bigger town and then to a small neighbourhood of the capital city and every time that I decided to move I have been looking for something that was not there. I am a person that connects with people very easily, and everywhere I go I build my home very quickly. It is like I am taking it with me, but with a need to extend it and make it bigger and bigger.
I need a home with a big space where I can invite a lot of people and share experiences, affection, memories and emotional interaction with them. I always knew that this home is within me, but to make it eligible I needed to extend my borders and open its doors for everyone no matter who they are, where they come from, the colour of their skin or the language they speak. I needed it to connect with humanity on a soulful level, a connection that gives birth to a new sense of belonging. I am looking for a home where the address is everywhere in the Universe; a place where we are all family members.
In this issue we have met women that are looking for something. Some of them they have found it, others are on their journey. They have shared with us their dreams and the secrets of being who they are today.
By the way, everybody is looking for something – may I know what you are looking for? If you have a story to share with Migrant Woman magazine contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org