My Story

Confessions of a Black Dog

Depression is a common experience, yet many people find it difficult to talk about. Here, one reader gives her account of the dark, overwhelming feelings that engulfed her one night and how she dealt with them.

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Labour of Love

A story of generosity, hope and surrogacy.

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Finding her own way

A diagnosis at the age of 19 that she would eventually lose her sight meant Alicia Thompson had to make some major adjustments. She picked herself up, determined to live as normal a life as possible, doing the things she loves.

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Women with a hereditary breast cancer history share their story #brightpinklipstickday

Now in its fourth year Bright Pink Lipstick Day, aims to encourage Australians to have a conversation about their family’s hereditary health, specifically their risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

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My Story: I can’t believe how far I have come

Durga Arun broke free from his impoverished upbringing in Nepal. Today he runs charity First Steps Himalaya, providing education and support projects for communities in Nepal.

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My Story: “The person I know is not there’’

ME is a debilitating condition with a wide range of symptoms, often brought on by a viral infection. Kathryn Barton details how this cruel illness has totally transformed her life.

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Omar Samra, the Humans of New York story that stole our hearts

This is the story of Omar Samra an Egyptian mountain climber whose greatest struggle has nothing to do with mountains.

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My story: fleeing conflict in Iraq and overcoming disability made me stronger

Fleeing persecution in Iraq and being granted asylum in Australia didn’t put an end to troubles for Sarah Yahya, now 19, who eventually managed to make the most fantastic lemonade out of a seriously sour batch of lemons.

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Daredevil granny dives into her centenary year

Forget the embroidered hankies and lavender hand-cream. This great-granny wanted an adrenalin-hit for her 100th birthday instead!

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Living with Alzheimer’s

Watching a loved one with dementia ‘disappear’ is a harrowing experience for all. But there are means to make coping easier.

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Shades of Grey in the Warm Heart of Africa

In Malawi, one in every 10 people is estimated to be infected with HIV. Therapist June Woodford shares her experiences working with at-risk adolescents in the area.

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My Story: Jang Jin-Sung

A former court poet and propagandist for North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, Jang Jin-Sung was forced to defect after a life-changing turn of events. He describes to MiNDFOOD the atrocities he witnessed under the totalitarian regime and his heart-stopping flee to freedom.

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“I knew the minute I landed, my prayers had been answered”

Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe came to Australia in 1999 from Kenya, carrying all her best clothes in one suitcase and only $300 in her purse. Her efforts in the refugee community have now been publicly acknowledged, as she continues to make it her mission to help others.

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Refugee Week 2014: Yarrie’s Story

Yarrie Bangura was born in Sierra Leone, and fled civil war there, ending up in a refugee camp in Guinea. She shares her story with MiNDFOOD.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

We speak to three mother’s from different walks of life about the joys and challenges of motherhood, lessons learnt and passed down and on losing their own mum.

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Celebrating Women: Tanya Saad with sisters Paula & Vivian

Tanya Saad had her world turned upside down when she found out she carried the BRCA 1 gene and that her beloved younger sister did too. We speak exclusively to Tanya and her two sisters Paula and Vivian about the journey so far, the book that was born from their experiences and the challenges they continue to face as a family because of BRCA1.

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Why this woman will be running on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2012 was the last one Kahtlin Morris spent with her mum before losing her to breast cancer. Find out what she’s doing to make her mum proud.

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Mother’s Day Profile: Gina and Marissa Gouras, Orsini Jewellery Founders

Georgini Jewellery founder Gina Gouras speaks to us about what it’s like working side-by-side with he daughter, Marissa.

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My Story: Anke Timm

Anke Timm shares her personal journey as a single mother with breast cancer as part of this month’s Shades of Pink campaign.

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My story: Jo Yirell – “Losing a child rips out a part of you”

Following the death by malaria of her 20-year-old son, British mother Jo Yirrell became an ambassador for Malaria No More and campaigns tirelessly for awareness of the disease. Her story caught the attention of writer Richard Curtis and has now been immortalised on screen.

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My Story: Kate Fitzsimmons

Life changed forever for the Fitzsimons family when their daughter Nicole was killed in a scooter accident in Thailand. But […]

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The future of foster care

By the time a foster child enters the system, the odds are already stacked against them. Which is why same-sex couple Kelli and Katrina decided to give it a go.

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Geraldine Cox & the Third Sunrise

Geraldine Cox talks to MiNDFOOD Radio about her Third Sunrise Orphanage for Cambodian kids born with HIV.

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Teen Mum to Outward Bound Ambassador

Read about how one teen mum to became an Outward Bound Ambassador.

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