"I wouldn’t wish [low literacy] on my worst enemy. It’s been a nightmare."
Jenny Brockie: What prompted you to get help? | Cynthia: My son… I didn’t want him to think that, you know, I couldn’t help him with his homework.
“I was skipping school because, what’s the point of being at school when they’re not going to help me?”
“I’m just always paranoid that somebody’s going to find out and have a go at you … I’ve improved a lot but I still have that sort of fear in me.”
“I’d ask for help and … I’d get pushed aside. So I thought well, instead of me getting picked on, I’ll be the bully.”
“The government is talking about a gap. Aboriginal people are talking about a crater that superman can’t jump over … You will close nothing unless you actually address the issue of literacy.”