Her Words | 5th December 2018

Nayran Tabiei has always loved her home but she was forced to flee Syria and leave behind her sons who were conscripted in the military.

With her husband and young daughter, they travelled to Lebanon, then Thailand, and finally made the dangerous journey by boat to Australian waters in 2012, where they were discovered and taken to Christmas Island.

Now, in Melbourne, she cooks delicious Syrian feasts, runs cooking classes with Free to Feed and has created a cult community of beloved fans. She shares her story of fighting with sharks to secure a better life for her family.

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