Marion’s Story: Conclusion

Marion’s family have faced adversities, risen above them, and taught Marion to be the resilient person she is today.

Resilience was not given to me. It was something that I learned from my parents and family, as they were resilient. In order to be resilient, you must first face adversity. My family, like many other Aboriginal families, faced many adversities.

I believe I am resilient for many reasons. However, the most important reason is my parents and my family. Without them I would not be the Aboriginal person I am today. It was my parents who gave me my identity; they and other family members taught me my culture and my spirituality therefore reinforcing and strengthening my Aboriginality.

My parents insisted on and supported me to obtain an education. They helped me develop a healthy attitude towards life that not only enabled me to face adversities but also to rise above these adversities.

Resilience was not given to me. It was something that I learned from my parents and family, as they were resilient. In order to be resilient, you must first face adversity. My family, like many other Aboriginal families, faced many adversities.

However, I believe my family not only faced adversities, they rose above and conquered those adversities and taught me to do the same.

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