Our homes, our stories

On March 11th 2018 we at HOME’s MyVoice published our book: Our Homes, Our Stories.

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They share our lives and homes, but have you ever wondered what life is like for a migrant domestic worker in Singapore?

Our Homes, Our Stories offers a look through their eyes as they share real-life stories, from childhoods in mountain villages to rogue agents and difficult employers, and that one thing they all suffer from the most: homesickness, and the pain of leaving their families behind – in Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar and India.

The women write frankly about sacrifice, broken trust, exploitation, lack of food, and salary deductions. But there are also tales to lift the heart, of supportive employers, the love they have for the families they take care of, and how they use their time in Singapore to realise their dreams for the future.

The stories explore different facets of the theme ‘home.’ All proceeds of this book go to HOME, to support their important work. All the writers in Our Homes, Our Stories are part of the HOME community, either as volunteers on their one day off, or as residents at
HOME shelter for domestic workers.

See this video for interviews with the writers, readings, and unique behind the scenes footage:

To get regular updates on the book, please ‘like’ our Facebook page: Facebook.com/ourhomesourstories

For more information, bulk and wholesale orders, or review copies please contact publisher@home.org.sg

The book is for sale at the following addresses:

HOME offices:
Helpdesk for Filipino Domestic Workers, 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza #06-22, Singapore 238863

Helpdesk for Indonesian Domestic Workers and other Migrant Workers, 511 Guillemard Road #01-06, Singapore 399849

Bookstores:
Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645 (Tiong Bahru)

First Draft, #B2-63 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984 (CBD)

Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road

Tango Mango at #03-11A in Tanglin Mall

Cat Socrates, 448 Joo Chiat Road, Katong

Ebook:

The ebook is for sale at international retailers like Amazon, Kobo, E-Sentral.

Online orders

If you like to get  book delivered to your home, please donate to our campaign on giving.sg.  (20 dollar for book delivery in Singapore, 25 for oversees) and notify publisher@home.org.sg

 

The sketch above was made by Carla Talopp during one of the HOME shelter workshops (http://www.carlatalopp.com)

The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) is an anti-human trafficking organisation advocating empowerment and justice for all migrant workers in Singapore

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