I Am A Girl
I live in the projects, ghetto.
Around here, a lot of drugs
and gangs and stuff like that.
I try to stay inside.
It's kinda like a black hole sometimes.
A lot of people here,
like, got sucked into the black hole
and they're here forever.
Like they were here since,
like, little kids
and they're still here,
on the streets, not up to any good.
So I try not to get sucked in.
it was kinda hard sometimes,
because it's like,
where do I fit in sometimes?
I'm not around people
that like to do the same stuff as me
so sometimes, I feel, like, by myself.
And I don't have
any brothers or sisters,
so it's like, OK, so who do you talk to?
I just had to find, you know,
my own way of expressing myself,
you know, when I was sad
and stuff like that.
And then with friends,
you can't really trust friends
because you never know, like,
who's gonna just turn on you.
So I just kept everything to myself,
and that's why I like creativity.
It means, like, so much to me
because that's how I express myself.
Writing, drawing, fashion,
music, like makeup,
like things like that,
it makes me feel better.
Hi, my name's Katie.
I'm 17 and I live in Sydney, Australia.
I'm not the super, super rich,
you know, the 1%,
but I'm definitely very privileged
and very lucky to be where I am.
We have a nice house with a big space.
I've always had
more than enough to eat, you know,
nearly everything that I need
and most of the things I want and...
Yeah, we're really lucky.
I am very much a nerd.
I love Doctor Who and Sherlock
and Veronica Mars, Avatar.
I love reading a lot.
Obviously, I'm a big Harry Potter fan.
Thing I love most
about books and stories
is escaping into another world.
Yeah, really kind of get
taken away from reality,
cos sometimes, it can be quite
boring and harsh and you just...
you need that escapism.
Often the filter between my brain
and my mouth doesn't work.
I'll say something that I don't mean,
in the heat of the moment,
like when I'm angry or when I'm upset
and it might get me in a bit of trouble,
because although I'm feeling it
at the time, I certainly don't mean it.
My school, it's a selective high school
so we're all really quite smart.
And, you know, being really nerdy
or really out there is just...
it's fine, you know, you're allowed
to be yourself at my school,
for when you're growing up because,
you know, often you have no idea
who you are and who you want to be.
When I started feeling really down
I didn't tell anyone.
I didn't want anyone in my family
so I just really kept it to myself
and hoped that it would go away.
What most people don't understand
is, first of all,
it is an actual physical illness,
because there is a chemical imbalance
in the brain
which means you don't get
dopamine and serotonin.
And so, that way, you can't,
you know, feel good about yourself,
just a standard flat line.
And the whole kind of thing
where, you know,
there's a light
at the end of the tunnel...
there is no light
when you're feeling like that.
You're just wandering aimlessly
in the darkness forever, you know,
and having absolutely no idea
where you're going.
So, you just want to sit down
Something will happen that,
you know, in any other situation,
you'd be able to just brush it off,
like a mark at school
that was less than you expected.
You know, oh, this mark means
you're not going to do well in the HSC,
and then from that, you get, well,Rate this script:5.0 / 1 vote
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