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Birth of a project…Of life?

This personal blog was written six years ago by Luz Restrepo, founder of SisterWorks. As a political refugee, she arrived in Australia in 2010, with her life in tatters and unable to speak English. At the age of 45, as a medical doctor and a communication expert, she left behind everything in Colombia. She felt like a nobody: frightened, isolated and disempowered. In this chapter, Luz tells about the first attempts to create her love project, SisterWorks.  Chapter 1 - My life in Colombia  Chapter 2 - It will never be all the same again Chapter 3 - My arrival in Australia Chapter 4 - Starting a new life in Australia Chapter 5 - The first time of many first times Chapter 6 - English, English, English…my new obsession...

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SisterWorks blog #6 - English, English, English…my new obsession

This personal blog was written six years ago by Luz Restrepo, founder of SisterWorks. As a political refugee, she arrived in Australia in 2010, with her life in tatters and unable to speak English. At the age of 45, as a medical doctor and a communication expert, she left behind everything in Colombia. She felt like a nobody: frightened, isolated and disempowered. In this chapter, Luz tells explains how she started a new life in Australia. Chapter 1 - My life in Colombia  Chapter 2 - It will never be all the same again Chapter 3 - My arrival in Australia Chapter 4 - Starting a new life in Australia Chapter 5 - The first time of many first times With the possibility of getting myself around...

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SisterWorks Blog #5 - The first time of many first times

This personal blog was written six years ago by Luz Restrepo, founder of SisterWorks. As a political refugee, she arrived in Australia in 2010, with her life in tatters and unable to speak English. At the age of 45, as a medical doctor and a communication expert, she left behind everything in Colombia. She felt like a nobody: frightened, isolated and disempowered. In this chapter, Luz tells the story of her first adventure with the Melbourne public transport.  Chapter 1 - My life in Colombia  Chapter 2 - It will never be all the same again Chapter 3 - My arrival in Australia Chapter 4 - Starting a new life in Australia October 2010. Three months in Australia and I had an appointment in the...

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SisterWorks Blog #4 – Starting a new life in Australia

This personal blog was written six years ago by Luz Restrepo, founder of SisterWorks. As a political refugee, she arrived in Australia in 2010, with her life in tatters and unable to speak English. At the age of 45, as a medical doctor and a communication expert, she left behind everything in Colombia. She felt like a nobody: frightened, isolated and disempowered. In this chapter, Luz explains about how she started a new life in Australia. Chapter 1 - My life in Colombia  Chapter 2 - It will never be all the same again Chapter 3 - My arrival in Australia One day Sergio arrived home happy.  We had been offered a small unit in Mornington that was affordable on our small budget. He...

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"When you buy from SisterWorks, you are buying a story as well” - Meet our Entrepreneur Manager, Emma

Emma Joyce began her SisterWorks journey as a volunteer, working as a Project Coordinator but became our new Business Manager in 2016. After a year in this role, Emma moved into the position of Entrepreneur Manager.  Emma with one of our Entrepreneurs, Saida. When did you join the SisterWorks Team? I joined the SisterWorks team in February 2016 as a volunteer working in the Design Lab. I was drawn to SisterWorks because of the mission, values and goals of SisterWorks a line very closely with mine. Supporting vulnerable women to empower themselves through financial independence is a wonderful thing. Describe what you do at SisterWorks in an average week? Each and every week at SisterWorks is completely different. It is...

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