I lost my teens to heroin and sex work - Part 2

If you haven't listened to the first part of this story, you might want to go back and listen before diving into this episode. It contains a lot of background you need to know about Vanessa's own story, but it's also a unique insight into how one human being's life can be completely derailed by the intervention of another, particularly during childhood. Vanessa's story provides a perfect case study of what's known as the victim-offender overlap; which is to say most offenders of crime have been victims of crime first.


You can find Vanessa's music on Bandcamp here:

https://vanessavalentine.bandcamp.com/

https://thebambikills.bandcamp.com/

https://wearesophomore.bandcamp.com/


You can donate to St Kilda Gatehouse here: https://www.stkildagatehouse.org.au/


For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime


CREDITS:

Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 

Guest: Vanessa Valentine

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

 

Lifeline on 13 11 14

 

13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)

 

GET IN TOUCH:


Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

 

Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/

 

Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au

 

Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.

Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.




Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.