December 28, 2016

I've been fortunate to play a part in many projects throughout my career that have provided avenues for others to grow, achieve and learn; however few have brought me as much personal satisfaction as my work with Jigsaw Queensland Post Adoption Resource Centre. Jigsaw...

November 22, 2016

It was my great honour to speak at the 2016 Inala Women's Symposium today at Glenala State High School. This was the first of what I hope will be many symposiums in their future, as it was a wonderful event that I think would have helped me as a teen. 

As soon as I walk...

November 8, 2016

Parents and adoptees that were adopted prior to 1991 in Queensland will no longer have the shadow of penalties looming over them as they seek to search and reunite with their biological families.

The Queensland Government passed the Adoption and Other Legislation Amendm...

October 27, 2016

I attended my first event to honour the Queensland Government’s apology for past forced adoption practices two years ago. I’d never thought to attend the apology in parliament house or the first anniversary events because I believed they had nothing to do with me.


September 28, 2016

I still remember my first week at university, sitting nervously in a packed sociology course next to the one other student in there who'd attended high school with me at Richlands State High in Inala. We both felt completely out of our element. Our lecturer, who'd spen...

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