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Jack Lynch reflects on the impact of his parents for Drew’s News’ ‘My Story’ writing competition. “Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.” - George Chapman, All Fools. A person is moulded by the influence of others in the same fashion as a sculptor moulds his sculpture.…

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The Challenge Within

An anonymous student discusses their brother’s transition and some of the responses that their family has faced. When I completed my HSC in 2019, my parents took me aside to describe the scenario that my family would soon have to confront. My brother was about to undergo his social transition from female to male. I…

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The Forgotten War

Netra Hawkins recounts the story of her mum's encounters with the terrors of the Khmer Rouge in 1975, Phnom Penh Cambodia as an 8 year old girl. Written from the perspective of her mum growing up in the war, this is an emotional recount of having lost family members and fighting every day to survive…

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