Since January this year, I am privileged to be the Director of Women for Refugee Women, an organisation that supports women who are seeking safety, like I was 27 years ago. I want to change what people think about refugees. Refugee; war, persecution, destitution, detention, disbelief but mainly it means also a second chance to belong, rebuild, contribute, give back, integrate, thrive, because refugees are human being with individuals’ stories. I want them to be part of the community, they aren’t taking what’s yours. Refugee contributions aren’t highlighted enough and we’re trying to change that through my organisation and the #TogetherWithRefugees coalition. I’ve spent more than 20 years paying taxes in the UK and we want to highlight that refugees do give back. We want to use the voices of women who have changed their lives and contributed.