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CONTENT WARNING: This story contains references to domestic violence, which may cause distress. If you're in need of assistance, please call 1800 737 732. If it's an emergency, please call 000.

Sophie* never meant to come to Darwin. In fact, she’d never heard of the Northern Territory until she got chatting to a local man online. They hit it off and Sophie left her home in the United States to be with her new love. She didn’t get very far though - during a stopover at the airport, things started going pear shaped...

Sophie shared her story live on Friday 8 March 2019 at SPUN at the Michael Long Centre where the theme was BACKBONE.

*Not her real name


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