Asylum Seekers deserve to be represented and their voices deserve to be heard. I lived in Berlin during the refugee crisis. I sat in the waiting room of the Foreigner’s Office, holding my ticket, just one among hundreds. I walked past the tent, where so many stayed when they had no place to go. I helped refugees find their way through the hallways to their waiting rooms and navigate the labyrinthian subway system. I witnessed firsthand the joy and sorrow a simple answer can bring.

The courage that it takes to leave your home, culture, and language behind and venture…

Aveline Wingfield

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