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Anna Whateley

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Anna Whateley writes young adult and children’s fiction. She holds a PhD in Literature from Queensland University of Technology and has studied and worked in both in Australia and the UK.

She also enjoys teaching future teachers, parenting future adults, and reading her work to two exceptionally patient dogs.

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“My room is the safest place my body has. My mind doesn’t really have a safe place.”
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“I know all the tricks because I study people. I’m the mimic, the lyrebird. They created me.”
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“But I don’t need to get it right all the time; no one else does. Lyrebirds don’t just mimic. They make their own songs too, and dance to their own beats.”
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“No therapist teaches you about that. They just want you to know how to look neurotypical. Not to know how to vote or make your world different so you don’t look so wrong in the first place.”
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“They all need lies, so many that I can’t keep up with which lies are white and which are colourful.”
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“They said I could pass as normal, that I was clever and no one would ever know. They lied. Not about passing. The lie was hidden beneath, in the desire for me to be the same as them. I am extraordinary. They should have helped me soar, be more of me, not less.”
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“The parts of me they fixed might not be broken. This anger is not a wasted emotion. It’s powerful and changes everything. This anger will fight.”
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“Let scars form where the sutures fail, and keep on going.”
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