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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.

What are Freedom Stories?

Together, ReachOut and ACON worked with a bunch of talented filmmakers and storytellers to produce digital stories. Our storytellers share their own experiences in coming to terms with their sexuality and/or gender, and reveal what they wish they’d known then, that they know now.

About the filmmaker

Chloe Lawrence-Hartcher has emerged as one of Australia's most promising young creatives. Her drive and innovative vision have 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.

See more of her work at her website: www.chloelawrencehartcher.com

What can I do now?

  • Get the inside info on coming out.
  • Visit ReachOut Forums - a safe and monitored online space to read about the experiences of others with coming out.
  • Watch the most awesome video about being gay you will ever see.