Picture this: A white girl from a white family attends a heavily white populated school in a white neighbourhood. Sounds psychotic, right? That girl is me.
As you can already tell, I come from a very long line of white people. So i guess you could call me ‘Australian’. Growing up I never got to embrace or experience a culture that wasn’t my own, which really bothered me. Born and bred in ‘The Shire’, I was sheltered and bound to the superficial ‘genuine’ Australian culture it claims to have and the people that populate it.
Early on, none of my friends had even travelled outside of the Shire let alone overseas which we all thought was normal.
All of our high school excursions and trips stayed within our little segregated ‘slice of heaven’. I know what you’re thinking, it sounds like she’s part of a cult. You’re right, it was…
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