"I'm an Aboriginal man living my life in an Aboriginal way. I don't know how to be anything else."
“People just expect you to have hands and arms that work. Especially since they can see you have hands and arms!”
"It didn’t help being the only black kid in school who was a nerd and good at every sport. I felt a bit alienated there for a little while, but I learnt to adapt."
“I start oestrogen in a month — I’m really excited. There are a lot of hurdles you have to jump, and I think it’s a real shame. I’m just patiently waiting to be me.”
“As a girl, I think I have more unspoken rules posed upon me. It sucks."
“I was leaving a work Christmas function, and on the way out the bouncer asked if I was off to my second job as a stripper. Stuff like that doesn’t make you feel very nice.”
“Financially, it can be hard for older people on a pension. The home takes 85% of it, and on top of that you have to pay for your pills. You don’t have any money to spare.”
"No one comes out as straight and cisgendered. Why can't people just like who they like, without being judged or discriminated against for it?"
“If I want everyone to like me, I can’t be myself. It was a choice between hurting myself, or hurting someone else’s feelings, which wouldn’t really effect anyone else but me.”
“I think I unconsciously judge single mums, often forgetting that I’m one. There is a lot of cultural baggage that goes with the label of a single mother.”
"When I was growing up I'd find it quite intimidating because they'd always ask about my height. I hated it so much I'd shy away from meeting new people."
“Sometimes I forget I’m Asian when I’m walking around, which is quite nice. I just feel like I’m a person and it doesn’t matter what I look like.”
“Other mothers don’t hesitate in giving you advice about parenting. It’s strange they think they can tell you how to raise your child.”
“If you’re going to put yourself in this you gotta expect everything. You just need to be clever in how you deal with it. I don’t put up with bullshit and I don’t suffer fools.”