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Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love was an oral storytelling project dedicated to love in all its forms. Four storytellers worked alongside Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa to perform their stories at a series of live events.

These recordings were collected at an event celebrating love on Valentines Day in 2021. We thank Samantha Leung, Dure Khan, Nadia Heisler Walpole, and Kaya Ortiz for sharing their stories.

This project was funded by the Centre for Stories’ Founders Circle and Lotterywest.

 

"Having grown up in church, we had been taught all our lives that we had to suppress our sexuality and that the only place that we would find that kind of fulfillment was in marriage."
"And on this perfect day, in this perfect apartment, in this perfect suburb I felt something coming up in my stomach that felt a little less than perfect."
"I came here with many dreams, but with one goal. And that was to succeed. I promised myself that no matter what, I wouldn't fail."
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