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Author: Christine U. Cowin
Publisher: Publicious Pty Ltd
Genre: Biography
Availability: Available Now!
ISBN: 978-0648401308

 

My story starts at sixteen on my return home from school with my sister.

There was a storm brewing and a message was conveyed to me on that dirt track we walked home from school on.

Little did I know my life was about to change when I received that message.

Our house was on a farm and everyone on this farm was totally absorbed in their own world of sadness, grief, and I guess, regrets. The unthinkable happened to me under the noses of my female carers. My father was abusing me and I was accepting his advances. I needed lots of love and I couldn’t get enough. This made me vulnerable to him.

My mother packed up and left. She couldn't tolerate my father’s abuse towards her, hitting her to appease his controlling mother. She left my sister and me with my grandma. My father was devastated, used me to comfort him, and took me with him when he searched for our mother. On her return, my father and I were caught in bed, and so my isolation and separateness changed my life.

As I observed these people, I knew my life would be different. I coped by observing others and realising this is not how a family should be.