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"Having grown up in church, we had been taught all our lives that we had to suppress our sexuality and that the only place that we would find that kind of fulfillment was in marriage."
"And on this perfect day, in this perfect apartment, in this perfect suburb I felt something coming up in my stomach that felt a little less than perfect."
"I started working in the arts, I got a boyfriend, I got this fancy arts job in Sydney and I’m like, “Yes! Life is finally going to happen for me.” And when I got to Sydney it was not what I expected at all."
"I came here with many dreams, but with one goal. And that was to succeed. I promised myself that no matter what, I wouldn't fail."
Forbidden Love is a new oral storytelling project with a focus on true stories about relationships, in all their forms: unlikely friendships, connections to place and things, heartbreak, distance, passion, and family tradition.
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