For most of my life, I hated school. There were years I went from being in the top five of the class in performance, to barely making it in Standards 7 and 9.
The same for my sporting career. I went from being a hopeless athlete to setting new records for the 100 and 200 metres at my high school, Belgravia High.
As I lived with foster parents all my life, I often felt like an outsider to the traditional family stories told at school. My school letters were always signed by a guardian and not a parent. I never had a parent at a school meeting all of my school life.
Most days I thought of quitting school. For two reasons: embarrassment and fear. I was embarrassed and fearful of always being…
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