My personal inward journey began at a young age – because, I believe, as a young girl I had already become a human transplant, twice! First, my family moved from Australia, where I was born, to Croatia – where my parents wanted us to settle– when I was aged 4.
I have wonderful memories of the next few years, of long school summer holidays at the beach, and simply being myself with my friends.
Then, in the summer of 1991, war broke out in Croatia.
Two huge things happened as a result.
One, instead of me, my brother, my friends, and my community all being together, all being ‘one’ – suddenly everyone identified themselves as Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian.