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"This journey of defiance, survival and return helped me in understanding the power that I gave to myself by rebelling against irrational rules."
"I was born and raised in Bosnia, but no, this is not that kind of story. It's not about the war."
'But it's more than that. It's also this philosophical underpinning of our profession whereby we're called to build this relationship and this working alliance with women and their families in order to empower them to get what they want out of this most fundamental of human experiences, which is creating more humans, giving birth, right?'
"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."
"The homesickness would just hit me out of the blue, like a bolt of lightning, and then it drowns you, but then, you get back up on your feet."
"I am someone who, when I first came here, I had a total of 50 dresses;  Collared buttons, long leg cuffs. I just wear them with heels, walk to uni and go to classes and then walk into the library and be like that idiot who wore heels in the library."
"In Colombia it matters whose daughter you are. I'm not the daughter of a rich mother and father. The way it goes traditionally in my home country is that it is expected for a woman to get married and stay at home raising a family, totally depending on their husbands financially."
'At this stage in my life I was a little bit skeptical as the rest of the world seemed to be telling me that my options were maybe to marry the minister's son or even better the son of the farmer next door because that would extend the family farming empire. I used to think that they were my viable options in life.'
"Within 15 minutes, the environment was completely different. The car park was empty. It was silent. There was not a single person around. The airport doors were closed and I was standing there all on my own. I had no telephone. I had no way of contacting my colleague. I was in a foreign country, in a place that I didn't know. I didn't know where to go and I just didn't know what to do."
Amy talks about how her life in Thailand has been stable for many years until she moved to Australia to pursue a degree at Curtin University. Amy shares funny anecdotes about the strange cultural differences she has encountered through her travels as well as while living in Australia. Throughout all this, Amy learned that it’s okay to ask for help.
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