On the 14 July 2018, PICA and Centre for Stories delivered a storytelling event in celebration of the NAIDOC Week 2018 theme: Because of Her, We Can! Facilitated by Cassie Lynch, a descendant of the Noongar people, with storytellers Shirley McPherson, Simone Detourbet, and Esther McDowell.
"Motherhood wasn’t something I enjoyed or embraced. I guess, you know, many Sri Lankan women do, so I thought it was something wrong with me. So that was a catalyst for me...at 25 I didn’t know it was okay that I’m different...I could not relate, I did not belong, I did not make any connection to the Tamil of me, and as I said the women in particular.