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I chose to tell this specific story to reclaim the identity of queer women of colour with an honesty for the struggle, the dichotomies and the loneliness. Through making a coming-age-story I was able to achieve a political purpose through the conventions of the genre (identity been central to the coming of age genre). I truly believe stories are the way that we can forge a new national consciousness in Australia outside of the dominant colonial-settler narrative.

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