According to the usual script, Stacey should be living on the streets, in jail, on drugs or dead. She ticks all the boxes when it comes to risk factors, having experienced no mum throughout her life, bought up in housing commission, child sexual abuse, aged 13 and living in a shed, 15 and pregnant, 19 with 2 babies and homeless, 21 with 3 kids and living in a domestic violent relationship.
But remarkably Stacey managed to defy the odds in a spectacular way by getting up when everyone had counted her out. She has gone on to become a successful business owner and international speaker of acclaim.
Fast forward 10 years…
Often referred to as the “rough diamond” by colleagues, clients and friends and recently featured as a guest reporter on the Channel Nine Morning Show, featured on The Circle, The Kerri-Anne Show, A Current Affairs, ABC’s 7:30 Report, The Herald Sun, The Age, BRW magazine, and many more; this lady is living proof that you CAN overcome the odds and lives by her motto that “if you are powered by passion all things are possible”.
Stacey is now 36 years old and has five wonderful children, and a beautiful and supportive partner. She is an author, international speaker, and runs a successful business Brand Print Australia. The most exciting part of Stacey’s life right now is being the official Ambassador for the Lighthouse Foundation and Brave Hearts Inc which has seen her nominated for the 2012 Pride of Australia Award.