“I haven’t taken a shit alone in four years.”
My father wasn’t at my wedding, either.
I've come to believe that my grandmother literally poisoned those around her.
We talked to young people about financial independence and supporting their families.
Alan and his brothers are refugees from Sudan, trying to create a new life in a new land.
When they closed the detention centre I was on one of the last flights out. The sights and emotions I experienced will never leave me.
"For some reason, my dad told me that he gave birth to me."
Since Jamie died, I’ve tried to protect myself by limiting my exposure to others’ happy life events.
Around my parents I was Angela from ‘My So Called Life,’ with my friends it was Cher from ‘Clueless,’ and in front of boys I became Alice from ‘Closer.’
I travelled home to see him, and all I could talk about was the state of my belt.
"In the beginning my body felt invaded. And I didn’t know who made up the other half of me.”
My father killed a man when I was 13 years old. Later that night, my grandfather helped him hide the body.