Integration through innovation?

Recently, Metaphora had the opportunity to be a part of larger discussions on the topic of non-Finns and the Finnish labour market.  At the beginning of April, I participated in a panel discussion on “integration”, gender and employment with five women...

A gift to my mother

My daughter has a birthday close to mother’s day. We usually have a party for her the day before we celebrate all the important women in our life. This year she turns 5, and she was my first child. The fact that my first child was a girl played a significant role in...

Community walk because place matters!

Last Tuesday, I had a wonderful opportunity to lead a community walk around Itä-Helsinki (East Helsinki). The community walkers are social work students with various experiences in the field, interested in social work engagement and the places where people live and...

Reflections on refugees’ stories

This post was inspired by an exhibition we attended. The exhibition entitled Stories from the Reception Centre addressed individual stories of refugees in Finland. Our interest in the exhibition is related to the type of work we are inspired to do at Metaphora. Even...

The World Storytelling Day in Finland and other events – March 2016

  The World Storytelling Day is approaching and along with it many storytelling events are organised around the world. But what is the World Storytelling Day? This is a direct quote from the official World Storytelling Day website: World Storytelling Day (March 20th)...