My name is Edma, I am from Syria, I am an artist and I have been living in Italy since 2018. I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. I then worked as a designer until the war broke out and the company had to close. During the war I was a teacher at the fine arts academy and at some schools, I also volunteered with JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) to help people who had fled because of the war until, in 2018, it was our turn to leave home and go away.
Here in Italy I paint, do some theater and am an intercultural Migrantour escort in Rome’s Esquilino neighborhood. I am happy to be part of this project and bring others a piece from Syria. I believe so much in the Migrantour project and I am convinced that all together we will be able to build bridges between cultures, sharing riches, beauties, thoughts and much more.