My Story

No Place To Call Home

In recognition of World Homeless Day on October 10, MiNDFOOD spoke with four people who have experienced homelessness and asked what as a community we can do to better to respond to the issue.

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Ingredients for Success

Despite a life filled with hardship, by staying connected to her roots, Sharon Winsor, a Ngemba Wailwan descendant, has been able to alleviate her suffering and set up a thriving bush tucker business

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Peaceful Warrior

A personal crisis following a deployment with the Army led Supriya Venkatesan to seek a more meaningful purpose. Her subsequent journey uncovered Transcendental Meditation.

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My Story: Brand New Me

After living in Ireland, UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand, Monica Mulholland knew there was something missing in her life. She eventually came out as a transgender woman in 2016 and has become a respected activist and president of the Queenstown Rotary Club.

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A Journey Shared Together

Discover how two sisters living across the Tasman coped with the same frightening family tragedy and found the strength to endure, bringing them closer together

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Love and Loss

When Trish Heagerty’s husband Nick Eade took his own life, she thought she would never recover from the loss. Now she shares her story in the hope of helping others and breaking the stigma around suicide.

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My Story: The Art of Healing

When Leonie Harris was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s, her life could have taken a turn for the worst, instead she is thriving and surviving, discovering new talents and using art and sculpture to heal. This is her story.

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My Story: Autoimmunity – The Silent Epidemic

What is autoimmunity and what can we do about it?

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Five minutes with Saroo Brierley

MiNDFOOD chats with the man behind the movie ‘Lion’ – Saroo Brierley, about his remarkable life. Saroo Brierley, who inspired […]

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A Mother’s Story

The sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child is one of the most difficult experiences any person will face. One woman shares her story through love, loss, grief and healing.

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Portraits of Healing

After learning the devastating truth about the death of her grandmother, Chantal Barlow is documenting a “trail of existence” for others affected by domestic violence. Her Unconventional Apology Project is both uplifting and healing.

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Cultivating Opportunity

Despite a childhood of hardship and abuse, Zimbabwe native Chido Govera has become a global role model. Today, she is using her expertise in growing mushrooms not only to support orphans in need but also to promote sustainable development across Africa.

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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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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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