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 Nedlands backyard. It features Valerie Ogoke who, after a heart-wrenching experience of loss and against the backdrop of Black Lives Matter, found strength through grief.
Content warning: This story contains themes of miscarriage.