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According to Saadia, in Pakistan a student has three options for their future: to become either a doctor, an engineer, or a disappointment. Her story is one of hope, passion, and picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and getting on with it.
‘I’m fifteen years of age and I turn to my mother and say, “I wish I was white.”’ Colin shares his experience of growing up in 1980s London as a young black man.
"I was born inside a car. We call it a Jeep because it’s a big car, it’s a passenger car; they were taking my mum to the hospital, but I was scared of the doctor, so I got out before we arrived at the hospital."
Mary reflects on her grandparents' journey from Greece to South Africa at the beginning of the 20th Century and the parallels of their journey and her own.
"I didn't expect to experience such a difference in the culture of our two countries. Initially, in Australia, I was euphoric as everything had this lovely pioneering spirit of mateship and equality."
"In Fremantle, there are so many people to know and to talk to. Some of them are grumpy, some of them are cheerful, and some of them are fussy."
"I’m very optimistic about the future of Fremantle. I think that transformation is really necessary. It’s absolutely essential that we grow and that we change."
"But the day we unveiled the statues—my parents came from Italy for that unveiling—for me, it was touching the hand of glory, you know?"
Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes shares stories of his homeland and the confrontation of being a black man in Australia.
Niru Singla has a Bachelor of Arts and an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and hopes to one day enter the Australian fashion industry.
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