We Are All Somebody
Sam states ‘I wasn’t prepared for the emotional side of the tournament.’ Meeting other teams from across the world, she was amazed at the passion and determination in their voices when they discussed the day-to-day challenges they faced. Specifically, Team India, whose stories included being snatched from their parents and trafficked, girls forced into child marriage and not legally existing because they were not registered at birth. These stories had a profound effect on Sam and a desire to help her new friends, coupled with a need to express her emotions, led her to take pen to paper.
Realising the power of creativity – writing and drawing – to provide an outlet for her emotional expression, gave Sam an idea; perhaps it could also help her friends and others cope with their troubles. So began the journey that led to this incredible young leader to compile the voices of street children globally and share them with the world in a remarkable book of poetry and artwork.
‘We Are All somebody’ is a book filled with hope and truth. It is a testament to the resilience, determination and the heart that fills street connected young people worldwide. It is their voice united, not just telling their stories but also reminding the reader that, despite the challenges they may face…We Are All Somebody.