Inspirational words from my Mum, Kim Melanie Yao

“When you’re getting raped in prison, I promise that I will never visit you”

– Kim Melanie Yao (Nee Herlihy, Nee Roberts). Self-titled “World’s greatest Mother.”

Quote repeated on multiple occasions, usually while I am visibly distressed and in the middle of an emotional crisis, seeking some sort of relief, explanation, apology, and/or just some modicum of release from the mounting pain and confusion. june 2019, july 2019, june 2020, december 2020, october 2021, november 2021