HOW INVOLVED IN MY LITTLE SISTER'S LIFE SHOULD I BE?
Alice M, 22 "My sister was born when I was 15 and although I loved her, I did not love her crying. When she turned two I had already moved out. By the time she was three, I was too busy with my own struggles to think about her. As time went on, it became apparent that I could never be a sibling to her in the way that my other siblings and I were to each other. She wanted someone to play with and rival with, but I wasn't always able to be that person.
I started taking photos of her when she was five and I was discovering photography. She made the most beautiful subject. She is so quick and clever, inquisitive, brave and determined.
I want to show her the world, guide her onto the right path, teach her about feminism and listen to her dreams. But my relationship with my mum is difficult and I also have my own responsibilities. I'm not her parent but I also don't feel like her sister. I love her so much but it can be hard to know where we fit into each other's lives while she is seven and I am 22." >> Aged 16 to 30 and living in Scotland? Enter the John Byrne Award to win up to £2500 for your creative work.
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