Freedom Stories: Dibs' story

Video By: Chloe Lawrence-HartcherChloe Lawrence-Hartcher

Dibs thinks back to her coming out experience, including her first crush on a girl, her excellent friends and her supportive family. After looking back on it all, she's got some pretty great tips for other people going through a similar situation.

In the end - those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.
Together with ACON, worked with a bunch of talented filmmakers and storytellers to produce 5 digital stories. Our storytellers share their own experiences in coming to terms with their sexuality and/or gender, and what they wish they knew then, that they know now. These stories present a picture of diversity, strength and resilience, with the aim of supporting LGBTIQ people who may be going through something similar.

About the filmmaker

Having navigated through various roles on both stage and film, Chloe Lawrence-Hartcher has emerged as one of Australia's most promising young creatives. Her drive and innovative vision has made her an invaluable asset on over 25 film productions, including several award-winning shorts. Chloe's filmography also includes Suicide and Me (Dir. Corrie Chen), Embrace (Dir. George-Alex Nagle), Break (Dir. Liz Cooper) and RED (Dir. Erin Good). With her unique blend of style and substance, Chloe seeks to continue developing original Australian content across both film and television.

And you can see more of her work at her website -

Check out the other 4 stories

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Ashley's story

Helen's story

Warren's story

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Last reviewed: 15 May, 2014
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