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Voices of Resistance 2020 – Vita from Slovakia

Today, we introduce you Vita, a Slovakian Romani tattoo artist who encourages us to show what is in us:

“When I was little, I stood out from the crowd just because I’m of a different race. I received many unpleasant remarks about the color of my skin. This was making me very sad, especially at school. This also motivated me to become a tattoo artist and show to my minority and others that even a Romani, a woman, can do a profession that so far only men have done. I am very happy that I succeeded, and with this video I want to say to you: „Do not be afraid and to show what is in you!“

Special thanks to Združenie mladých Rómov / Association of Young Roma! The ‘Voices of Resistance’ online campaign invites every young Roma to testify their own resistance stories! Through this online campaign we want to empower young Roma people to share their good examples of staying active in such difficult times of crisis as well. Stay tuned, watch our videos and be part of our online resistance!

The Voices of Resistance campaign is part of the Roma Youth Voices Project, coordinated by Phiren Amenca and funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the DG Justice, European Commission.