What does it mean for you to be part of the Shoe Project? We asked The Shoe Project alumnae to write to us about their experience in The Project. Watch and read the reflections of Nurdjana de Rijcke.
“It was for me a way of closing certain chapters and leaving certain things behind me.”
My name is Nurdjana. I’m from the Netherlands and I moved to Canada….10 years ago. That’s right, 10 years ago. That’s my daughter in the background there.
And uh, yeah, what did The Shoe Project mean to me? I think one of the very powerful things about The Shoe Project was actually writing your story down, and by writing it down and then presenting it in front of an audience, it was for me a way of closing certain chapters and leaving certain things behind me. Also, to work on that story in a group of women that are so powerful, resilient and supportive—that was incredibly meaningful. I hope a lot of other immigrant women get to experience this and get to be part of The Shoe Project because it’s something truly meaningful and powerful.