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.
“Every time I’d go to my grandma’s, or every time we'd have a family dinner, she would always bring them. If not to eat, then just for spares, you know. She’d always bring spare food, and a “here, have this later” kind of thing...”
"I think I’ve been trying to blend in for too long and sometimes I forget where I come from. In all honesty, I never considered myself to be 100% Brazilian as my family comes from all parts of the world, we have Spanish, Hungarian, Austrian, Italian, and Jewish heritage, so sometimes it’s hard for me to write about Brazil and Brazil only."
"The hardships of the international students, who pay at least three times the fee domestic residents pay for their university tuition, is evident enough to prove that the government simply wants monetary benefits from us, and neglect to see the larger picture of the humanitarian crisis."