Refugees Helping Refugees is excited to announce that one of our own, Safi Osman, was recently featured in a Rochester public art project called Her Voice Carries!

“Her Voice Carries is a public art project featuring women who are lifting up the voices of others. The intention is to create a network of murals across America that weave a collective story laced with individual truths. In addition, each story becomes part of a larger dialogue through audio recordings, social media and a traveling exhibition. This series emphasizes the commonalities of our human experience through the leadership of empowered women.”

Originally from Somalia, Safi has lived in the United States for 20 years. Known as “Momma Safi,” she teaches sewing skills, serves as an emergency translator, and provides transport to refugees in need through Refugees Helping Refugees, an organization for which she is a founding member. Safi is one of the first people refugees call upon for help, day or night.

Sarah C. Rutherford started the project in Rochester, New York, and completed five outdoor murals across Rochester, as well as one inside the Memorial Art Gallery. Follow the project as it expands to other locations @hervoicecarries on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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