My name is Andrea Gallagher, I'm a writer based in Australia. After more than 15 years of working as a writer in the corporate sector, I left that to publish two children's books, Superstar Grandmas, and, Mega-rad Grandads (which you may find eye-opening after you read my submission).
This has been a great distraction to avoid writing my memoir, 'Slightly-broken Supermodel' but I can no longer avoid the big story that my life has been, so memoir writing is now my main.
I had to learn to walk and talk again the year I turned 15 and for most of the people around me, they know this to be my 'broken' story. But that's only half of it.
Before any of that, I grew up being an object of desire for my grandfather. It was only when I woke up catastrophically damaged as a teenager that I was freed of his sexual attention - that is my #metoo experience.
And now it's time to come out and tell the other half of my broken story.