Emily is Vietnamese. She met her husband in Vietnam whilst running a successful beauty business. They have been married for 16 years and have a son. The couple moved to Holsworthy as her husband wanted to look after his mother. Coming from a city to a small village scared Emily – she recalls seeing only sheep and cows when she arrived! Emily says she loves the contrast between living in a big city and living in a rural area. Family links are very important. Her mother calls her for a chat most evenings.
“I come from a different country. It definitely is a very different culture, a different life. And I was scared. I was scared when first I came, but all I can say is where I live now, I feel very lucky. The people around me are nice and kind and friendly … I hope whoever wants to come to a different country or area in the country and feels worried and scared of many things – do not [worry]. You don’t need to – if you don’t try, you don’t know.”
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[Please note, the language in Emily’s transcript has been lightly edited for reading purposes]