In this paper I offer personal reflections on life in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. I reflect on what it means for a migrant woman with a complex traumatic past to be indefinitely stranded. I also draw on experiences of other migrant women living in Australia during the pandemic. The reflection brings attention to personal narratives that contribute to the growing importance of women’s herstories. With this narrative, I want to pay tribute to migrant women’s lives and by using my own experiences as a case study to reflect on personal struggles that the COVID-19 pandemic triggered. The issues of trauma, forcible separation and economic migration will be explored.
Locked in and locked out: A migrant woman’s reflection on life in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 22(9), 400-426.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss9/26