Somali Youth and Meaning of Home Study
We collaborated with the founders of The Khadra Project, an organization that aims to support women and girls in the East-African communities of Minnesota that are caught in sex trafficking and trying to secure funds for transition housing that caters to their needs. Youth were asked to draw and write what home means to them. Words that stood out were shelter, family, safe, feel, love, rest. The drawings were simple and captured a sense of normalcy. Most used the typical house form with the pitched roof, door, and gardens and many had a whimsical feeling.