For many university students, the task of juggling study and a part-time job is stressful.
But 21-year-old student Tayla Lumatz has had a lot more on her plate than that.
After escaping her abusive mother at the age of 17, Lumatz spent a year couch-surfing, before eventually seeking refuge with her grandparents when starting her university degree.
“They also had a past with family violence, and I thought being treated [badly] was okay if I survived and got an education,” Lumatz tells Pro Bono News.
SOURCE: Maggie Coggan. “The stories behind the young Australians struggling with homelessness.” Pro Bono News, 24 March 2020.
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