Sammy a refugee from Colombia, arrived in the UK in 2015. Sammy waited 4 years for her refugee status which she received last year.
Sammy left Colombia because it was not a safe place for her to be as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Sammy was in hiding as if she were a criminal for 2 years. 

Once Sammy was an asylum seeker she was moved to Cardiff, Sammy didn’t speak much English at this point and she found it very hard to engage with anyone she spent days alone in her room questioning why she was here. 

Click the link below to listen to the whole story on our most recent podcast episode