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 Southern River backyard. It features Nadia Heisler Walpole. When Nadia moved to Perth ten years ago to learn English, she didn’t expect so many curveballs along the way. But now, she looks back on her journey with pride.
Content warning: This story contains themes of abortion.