I’m struggling to find reasons to keep going every morning as I have done for the past 5 months here on Yarl’s Wood.
So the demonstration yesterday was welcomed as it not only invigorated me a little but also showed many detainees that there are people out there who are aware of what is happening and are making a stand with us against this corrupt, immoral practice that is indefinite detention.
Some people were truly moved as I think we become so accustomed to the negativity and hostility of this entire process that you start to believe everyone and everything is against you. I know that’s how I feel, whether it’s healthcare, Home Office agents, or increasingly Serco staff, the environment is definitely getting more hostile for me, as I knew it might when we began our fight just over a month ago, but I honestly feel like I am fighting a losing battle already when it comes to my case personally.
I fight because I don’t have a choice, there is no alternative for me or indeed for so many people in here.
So I will keep going, and try to stay strong, and I will not go gracefully, to exile.