Melbourne Launch #Resilience
Launching Graffiti Lane around the country has been incredible. The Melbourne event was the first cab off the rank with a Literary Evening spent with on stage with two other authors, talking about resilience and the power it can have on shaping your life. Hosted by journalist Susan Wakefield, I had the privilege of speaking at the Library at the Dock with Danielle Aitken and Michelle Weitering. Each of us shared stories of resilience and overcoming obstacles. My own journey from being bullied in high school to where I am today is shared through elements of the poetry in Graffiti Lane, while Michelle has written her family memoir relating to her son Jesse's struggle with anxiety after being relentlessly bullied at school. Danielle Aitken talked about the somewhat taboo topic of IVF treatment that has been unsuccessful. Publisher Karen Mc Dermott flew in from WA to speak at the event and was joined in the audience by international rights agent, Natasha Solomun from The Rights Hive. Local press picked up on the event.
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