Every soul has a story –mine happens to be dark. Growing up was.. different, if I have to put it one way. At the age of 7, I was exposed to an environment no child should have to grow up in. Kids my age worried about colouring outside of the lines in colouring books, or not being chosen as the line leader. I on the other hand worried about things far more complex. I’ve seen things I shouldn’t have seen, heard things I shouldn’t have heard, and felt things I shouldn’t have felt. I didn’t get dealt the luckiest hand in life -but that’s not to say everyone doesn’t struggle through hard times during their journey in life. We all experience pain in our own different ways, and as you continue to read on you will learn more about my story; the person my pain has shaped me to become and the darkness I’ve endured throughout my life.