This week I met my new hero…Tima Kurdi.
Tima is the Aunt of Alan Kurdi…do you guys remember him?
The little Syrian boy who was found lying face down on the beach almost exactly three years ago.
Alan, his little brother and his mother all died when their boat capsized as they tried to reach Europe.
That photo rocked not only my world, but the whole world, and made many people realise, for the first time, that refugees were fleeing because they truly had no choice.
That the water was safer than the land.
Three years on and Tima has written a book called ‘The boy on the beach’. She has turned a tragedy most of us could barely comprehend into the most beautiful legacy… a life dedicated to using her voice to represent her people, raising awareness, and taking action through her organisation; The Kurdi Foundation.
You can order her book here:
You can find our more about the Kurdi Foundation here: