The Boots are Made for Changing New Lives

Victoria Shulga


In black rain boots embellished with bright flowers, Victoria Shulga walks the drizzly streets of Azov, Russia thinking about the future. What will Canada be like for her and her children? She remembers her daughter’s first steps. The baby fell then laughed, delighted at her newfound freedom.  Suddenly, when she looks at her boots, they are not black anymore. All she sees is the flowers, bright with promise.

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