User's story: Success is the best revenge
|User's News Issue No. 54 - Winter 2008|
Once upon a time I was a child but only between the hours of 9am to 3pm, which were spent in the school yard. Upon leaving school of an afternoon I became a completely different person — an adult, even though I was 12 years old at the time. At that age I was fending for myself, even though I was living in a youth refuge, as I had obtained a heroin habit earlier that year whilst in the custody of the Department of Community Services (DOCS). While children my age were having slumber parties and playing with dolls, I was conspiring to feed a family while nursing a drug addiction.
Illustration by Ursula Dyson