Dalila is 20, graduate of a vocational school in light industry, “Hairdressing” profile. She is tall and slim, with drawn out features. Her Roma origin is not immediately perceived in her appearance, but in the accent when she starts speaking. She is self-confident and ambitious, but at the same time she has modest behaviour. He father managed to convince her that she had lots of talents and could achieve everything she undertakes. In May 2012 she experienced the desired graduation ball (which turned out to be more her father’s desire than her own), which at this age starts to replace the wedding.
As the older child in the family she became responsible and enterprising. Her parents had been for a year in Sweden, working to provide for her “desired” graduation ball, which was accompanied also by a major repair of the façade of their house… Like any other girl at her age, Dalila too changed several times her intentions for the future. When we were made acquaintance, she attracted us with her wish to study pharmacy (although she did not have an idea about the actual path to this dream), then she had the wish to join her parents in Sweden after the ball and live with them like a real family. Some other wishes also sneaked about her own hairdresser’s salon and suggestions for wedding (for she had a boy-friend for many years, which is nearly equal to a lifelong connection in the neighborhood). Currently, Dalila is hired for a probation period in a luxury hairdresser’s salon in the town. Her employer and her colleagues in the salon are all Bulgarian. She has a wedding ring too, but she said “it was early for wedding”.