Far too many young Australians have no idea what “normal” looks like

I grew up in a family where domestic violence  was an everyday occurrence

Both my mother and my father shared joint responsibility for the nightmare they invited their children into

My father left us without telling a responsible adult when I think I was 8 years old

I was the eldest. My mother had a chronic depressive disorder and on both sides of the family  everyone just did what they always did – pretend everything is normal

This means that 8 year old’s have to make big decisions when their mothers don’t wake up and daddy decides his family isn’t his responsibility any more.

Its time we all  stood up

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life

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