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We are all migrants (3) Milda's story - The David Oluwale Memorial Association
Here’s another reflection on the experience of migration, this time from Lithuania. It’s part of our series arising from the participation of King David (Oluwale) in the All Ah We Are Migrants troupe formed by Harrison Bundey Mama Dread’s Masqueraders at the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August 2017. This story was recorded by our friends at the Centre for Global Education in York, and it appears here on their Facebook page. It is reprinted here with their permission. MILDA: LEAVING MY HOME I come from Lithuania. It is a very small country, perhaps a bit less advanced than the UK. It feels like one big city. People there are more in touch with nature. I was different from other children as my Mum and Dad lived an alternative lifestyle, growing their own vegetables and other food and saving money as they were quite poor. So, compared with other kids, I did not have luxuries or the latest fashions. I did not like it so much then and resented my parents, but now I appreciate what they have done and I really like them. Leaving was a very easy decision to take. People started going to study abroad. I came …