Laura’s story and others were created from some of the insights and complex realities that regional, rural and remote participants shared. As vignettes, some ‘poetic license’ was taken so that each story remained focused on a particular aspect, but care was also taken to ensure that the regional, rural and remote voices remain centre-stage. (Note: all names are pseudonyms).
“My emotions go from finding it overwhelming to exciting. I am proud, yes I have GREAT PRIDE! It is also motivating, fulfilling, exhausting, draining. But while it is hard work, the rewards fill my soul with pride …”