Ballerina Shoes for Canada

Ainur Alipkaliyeva

Summary:

What could motivate a woman to leave her comfortable, stable life in Kazakhstan for an uncertain future in Canada? Love? Ambition? The desire to test herself? Shortly before I left my homeland, it led me to buy a pair of shoes—my black velour ballet flats with the shiny silver buckle from another country, another life.

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