My name is Helin Al- Suleiman. I’m 26 years old and born in Syria. I was 12 years old when I arrived to Denmark with my family as refugees. However, it was first 15 years later that we got asylum.
I’m married to a Syrian man, also a refugee. My husband fled to Denmark because of the war. Fortunately, it went faster for him to get asylum than for me and my family.
I have experience in being a refugee and being stuck in the Danish asylum system. By education I’m a hairdresser and beautician, but I also became really good at filling the Office for Foreigners forms’ for family reunification.
I would like to use the knowledge I have gained through my upbringing and my knowledge of Syria’s and the Kurds’ problems to help refugees. Therefore, I would like to be a member of the My Asylum Board and I’m glad that I can join.