The awaited day finally came. For more than a year I’d been struggling to get asylum status here in Norway.
It’s been a month and a half since I had my appointment on my appeal for political asylum in Norway. I’m still waiting for an answer.
I’m a few days away from my meeting with Norway’s Immigration Board, to appeal the negative decision made in my asylum case.
I decided to talk about this issue as mental health isn’t given much importance in Nicaragua. Many suicides among young people are a result.
I’ve thought about going back lots of times, but we know what will happen: death or jail, and causing more pain for our families.
Today I’ll talk a little about the experiences I’ve had in Norway, and what I’ve done to feel a little more in touch with this culture…
At 19 years old, it had never crossed my mind that I would be leaving my country to save my life. The journey lasted two days.
I am a 20-year-old Nicaraguan woman, who is interested in the environment and loves to explore and learn new things.