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'In her memoir For a Girl, Mary-Rose MacColl quotes the American poet Louise Bogan. “No woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her art, a portion of its lost heart.” It’s apt, because throughout her harrowing story, MacColl is conscious of the “why’” of this book. Why is she telling complete strangers these most intimate and awful things? “I am by nature a private person,” she says, and later, “I am struggling here for I want most of all to be truthful.” She is hesitant to write about some things, she admits. “How can I hope to make someone else understand?”' (Introduction)

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I Fell Pregnant to My Teacher's Husband, but a Faceless Public Servant Helped Save My Life Mary-Rose MacColl , 2017 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Guardian Australia , 26 April 2017;
'When long-buried secrets and past traumas started to overwhelm writer Mary-Rose MacColl, a letter from the tax office helped open a path to healing'
I Fell Pregnant to My Teacher's Husband, but a Faceless Public Servant Helped Save My Life Mary-Rose MacColl , 2017 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Guardian Australia , 26 April 2017;
'When long-buried secrets and past traumas started to overwhelm writer Mary-Rose MacColl, a letter from the tax office helped open a path to healing'
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