The writer explores her feelings after watching the documentary, Miners Shot Down.
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A little girl holds a party, but realises that one of her friends is not like the others
The writer suffers from depression, but it told by others that she smiles too much to be depressed. Read more about her experience
A counsellor who has been offering services for refugees for several years takes a break for the first time in many years.
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The writer describes her experience of playing doctor doctor with her female neighbours, and how this led to her first sexual experience.
The writer comes to terms with an unplanned but wanted pregnancy, but has a miscarriage in her sixth week.
The writer recounts the loss she felt after losing her virginity to rape.
The writer lets go of a past love, and learns something about herself in the process
The writer thinks she has been in love before, but then she falls in love
The writer tells of her very first pregnancy. After being a staunch Pro-Life activist, she realises that she needs to have an abortion and everything changes.
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A young woman decides to terminate her pregnancy, and though she doesn’t regret the decision is left with a lot of ‘what ifs’
Jen Thorpe talks to Alex Matthews of Business Day’s Wanted magazine about the book, the project, and women’s rights.
The writer recounts her experience of being touched, one that she barely remembers
The writer asks a friend not to lose faith in a very scary South Africa.
The author retells her first tries at having sex, and the feelings that went with it
The writer tells her friend her secret and gets some disappointing responses in return
A small realisation helps the writer to open some new doors for herself
Some great reviews of the book and some extracts
The writer tells of her first experience of sexual abuse, and wishes that her friends would support her.