* EDUCATE YOURSELF *
It's not easy to up & leave your home when you don't want to, but you need to. Not everybody travels, leaves home, goes abroad, for fun & pleasure, but instead for survival.
As an immigrant from Brazil, moving to the UK was extremely difficult; traumatic. I didn't speak a word of English, had no friends here, and left everything & everyone I knew behind. And people would often say "oh Brazil is so lovely, why are you here?!"
Because my country of birth is so corrupt & unjust that poverty & abuse could've killed me & my family. And it does kill many daily.
I would rather my country of birth was somewhere where I could've lived my whole life, but it wasn't; it isn't. People are forced to leave their homes, not for fun but to simply get away from and survive horrific things.
Educate yourself on why people leave their homes, don't assume it's easy or a choice or fun, like when you go on holiday to Spain, Mexico or Bali. It's not the same fucking thing.
There are systems in place that force people to flee; to run for their safety. Learn about those systems ~ it often involves white people invading others' homes, abusing & taking away the resources and leaving behind poverty & a culture of abuse ~ education (real education!) is fucking important. Do the work to understand the society you live in! Being an immigrant, a refugee, an asylum seeker, is fucking hard. Learn about it.
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