The story that’s been telling me since I was five is that Australia is a country that does not make it easy to be young and female.
I’ve had to fight to be accepted by my family, to be given the love that I’ve always wanted and the opportunities that I’m so desperate to get, and I’ve fought so hard to live up to that.
When I was seven, I was bullied by my sister’s classmates and told by the police that I was going to be in trouble.
I had to take my life in my hands.
I went into hiding for five years, and it was only when I got out that I realised I wasn’t alone.
I came to the conclusion that I wasn