The writing workshop for refugee women was launched during the pandemic at a time when even elementary offers such as integration courses, schools or childcare were no longer available in order to offer a protected space for encounters and empowerment. In five online sessions lasting several hours, the women were able to build trust in one another and interact creatively with language. Beyond fixed narrative rules or grammar, they were free to write how they wanted to. With writing, new connections and self-perceptions of one's own stories emerged. Getting to know different narrative styles and literary formats has led to open and courageous texts about love, loss, home, being a woman, being a stranger or homesickness, and has led to mutual recognition and empowerment of women.