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This day. This is a really good day.

Today at the Multicultural Festival I am very happy, like really happy and so glad to see everybody come together. So I’m excited.

I haven’t thought about my three favourite things. Being alive would be first. I don’t even know if it makes sense, but I do like my family and my surroundings. Yeah. And education.

What does it mean to me to be a woman? I reckon I’m beautiful and, like, I appreciate myself as a woman. I didn’t really appreciate it in the past, I wanted to be a guy at one point, but as I learnt to grow up and accept myself and love myself, being a woman is beautiful.

Canberra is the first place I came to when I came from Africa. I ran away from the war. So I am a refugee to Canberra. And that’s the story of why I’m in Canberra. Flew from the war.

For me it’s quiet, I think I’m more safe in Canberra. I don’t know what’s hard about living in Canberra. We have it easy to be honest. We have it pretty good.

It’s easier to look after your health and wellbeing in Canberra. Because I stayed in Melbourne for a few years, four years, and it was really hard to see a doctor because it’s overpopulated.

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