Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in backyards across Perth and regional Western Australia. In 2021, Backstories featured locations in Margaret River, South Fremantle, Midland, Quinns Rocks and more.
Backstories 2021 was made possible with funding from Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Centre for Stories Founders Circle.
This story was collected at our Inglewood backyard. Andrew Sutherland speaks about the love and complexity of a relationship that he found himself in after moving back to Perth from Singapore.
Content warning: This story contains themes of HIV. It also contains sexual references and coarse language.