Hafza Yusuf is a London-based textile designer and arts workshop facilitator, whose work celebrates the beauty of Somali art and culture. Hafza is a member of the Refugee Week 2020 leadership group, and wrote this poem inspired by the Refugee Week 2020 theme of ‘Imagine’.

Find out more about Hafza’s work at www.hafzastudio.com


I open my eyes to a world where everyone is the same

Regardless of their wealth, status, origin or even their name

Where people are treated like humans simply because they exist

Provided a place of comfort, love & understanding they are a gift


Such an easy concept but so hard to implement

Which can’t coexist with words such as Refugees or Immigrants

Change needs to start within ourselves and our imagination

So we can layout a better world for our future generation