Purple pain depicts the strength of refugee women in the face of the injustice, cruelty, discrimination and the hate that they suffered at the hands of those whom they had thought would help them, the Australian authorities.
They suffered a lot as girls, as women, as wives, as sisters, as mothers, but when they became weak and close to breaking down, they still kept moving gracefully, as if dancing. While they appeared to dance, they kept giving birth of their love and power to everything and everyone. They are goddesses of love and strength.
Purple pain embodies the situation of women who have fled from oppression, including myself, only to be subjected to other forms of oppression against women. It is my hope that we also find other forms of truth and justice.