Brigitte

This Defining Moment

“I remember having this defining moment when I was 16 or 17. Mum was a drug addict and never worked a day in her life, so we always had problems at home. I just remember looking around the lounge room and thinking, ‘This isn’t me. This isn’t what I want. Fuck this. I’m out!’ From that moment on, I just had this attitude that I was never going to be like that. I was always going to be working, always providing for myself. I wanted to achieve things, and I accepted the first job I was offered when I left school.”


I Still Have That Fear

“I’m halfway along with my pregnancy. I’m scared that I’m going to overcompensate to make up for the things that I didn’t get. My fiancé tells me that he’ll keep it real, but there’s only so much you can do. It might just be who I am. I don’t want them to look upon me the way I look at my mother. I know my life is different, and my choices are different, but I still have that fear, and it’s so intense now that I’m pregnant. We’ll see.”

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Focusing on those events and decisions that change who we are and how we see ourselves, this series is still being constructed. If you’d like to be one of the participants, please contact Pippa.

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Brigitte, Transform

This Defining Moment

“I remember having this defining moment when I was 16 or 17. Mum was a drug addict and never worked a day in her life, so we always had problems at home. I just remember looking around the lounge room and thinking, ‘This isn’t me. This...

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Diane, Transform

It is a Wonderful Accident

“I think we have to make our own fun. I don’t think there’s a purpose to it. I think it’s a wonderful accident. My brother died when I was young, so I’ve been through this quite thoroughly and at times I can’t see the point of...

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Nick, Transform

Human Contact

“Everybody struggles at some point in their life, but the sun goes down, and then it comes up again. If you choose to disengage and stay in your black hole, at some point, the hole is going to swallow you. If you’re in a relationship, or with a...

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The Bibbulmun Track

“My job was made redundant. Over the next few days, I flipped it and I asked myself what I would really like to do. I decided to walk the Bibbulmun Track, 1000 Km from Albany to Perth. I wanted to walk alone, and I felt it was what I was meant...

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