I lost my teens to heroin and sex work
This is the first of a two part Australian True Crime special because Vanessa’s story just refused to be contained in a single episode. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a story that shouldn’t be rushed. It’s not every day you have the opportunity to hear first hand how a well-behaved, studious, happy child, from a loving home found herself estranged from her family and living on the streets before her twentieth birthday. But that’s Vanessa’s story.
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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram
Guest: Vanessa Valentine
Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
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