Rewrite Your Story
Inspired by real experiences, this story came from a young person in the group who had found common ground with a new friend about a shared traumatic experience. The strength and affirmation this experience presented opened up a whole new perspective for her. This song is a story of hopefulness, positivity and strength. You are not alone. There is no need to feel shame. You are loved and your story is important. In a context where mental health is at crisis point for young Indigenous Australians, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever. This is a brave and emotive production, driven by young people to inspire and support mobs to be resilient, healthy and feel supported.
Nyaampa, Wonkamurra, Murrawarri and Paakantji country, Bourke, NSW
Special thanks to Aunty Ellen Doolan, Andrew Ryder, Shirlee Rowland and Joan Dickson from Bourke High
Funded by The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation