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UNSEEN: "My life" — lived experience of homelessness by Lani

Circular Quay
Circular Quay
Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
Between Customs House 33 Alfred St & Circular Quay Ferry Wharves

Wednesday 1 December 2021 from 2pm to 3pm Thursday 2 December 2021 from 2pm to 3pm Saturday 11 December 2021 from 12pm to 1pm Sunday 12 December 2021 from 12pm to 1pm Wednesday 22 December 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm Thursday 23 December 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

We don't always have the opportunity to hear the inside story on homelessness — direct from someone who has lived the journey.

Each day at UNSEEN Lani shares — with openness and feeling — her life growing up in adoption on the lower North Shore but then becoming homeless at fourteen, living on the streets in Kings Cross, discovering her First Nations birth family, raising her children, seeing them given up for care, then finally returning to the city to find support, community and housing.

Lani shares with us the dark times but also the great sense of belonging and community she encounters on the streets and offers us an opportunity not only for interest but also understanding.

Associated events with UNSEEN

  • “Walk a mile in my shoes" exhibition by Fiona Arnold 1-5 December 2021 10:30am - 4:00pm

  • Yarning Circle with Aunty Dixie Link Gordon, Founder of Breaking Silent Codes, 1 & 2 December 2021 at 12:30 - 1:30pm

  • 'My Life’ performance by Lani about her experiences of homelessness 1-2 + 11 & 12 + 22 & 23 December 2021

  • Emily's Book Art display 1-5 + 11&12 + 22& 23 December 2021

  • Sydney Street Choir 12:30pm 3 December 2021

  • Poetry performance by Evie, 11am Friday 3 December 2021, 12:30pm Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December 2021

  • Paintings by Sera 1-5 + 11&12 + 22& 23 December 2021

  • Exhibition by Peta 1-5 December 2021

  • Exhibition Bonnie Support Service exhibition 1-5 December 2021

  • Exhibition of photography by Rough Edges 11-12 December 2021

  • Paper Dolls by Roshee 1-5 + 11&12 + 22& 23 December 2021

  • Christmas Market Stall 11&12 December 2021

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