My name is Natasha Ibrahim, I am many things and nothing. I grew up in Australia, Canada and the US in equal parts but ethnically I am Indian and Pakistani.
At the age of 12, my parents got divorced — and it was devastating. At 12 years old I was in and out of courts, talking to social workers, psychologists and lawyers almost daily. I even ended up in a foster home for a while. It was a lot to handle so abruptly and at such a young age, and it left an impression on me for years. It turned from an external battle to an intrinsic one; I battled depression and anxiety for years. I continued to fight through it though, making sure I excelled in school, work and extracurriculars. I am constantly healing myself from my past trauma, however going through what I did enlightened me. I almost feel like it gave me superpowers, and while I wouldn’t wish my past upon anyone, I am thankful for what I have gotten out of it.