Don't Let Her See ME Cry: a Mother's Story

Barnacle, Helen

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Synopsis: How do you make a decision about when it's best to let go of your child? Is there a mother out there who could give me any advice? I doubt it. Having Ali taught me about unconditional love. She gave me the reason to continue living. The dreaded day arrived..."Helen Barnacle to the front gate." The sound pierced my ears and my heart. I held Ali in my arms tightly and walked towards the prison gates... "Don't cry," I kept repeating to myself. "Don't let her see me cry. I can't let her see me cry," I chanted this mantra over and over. I passed Ali through the gate to my brother Ron... "Bye-bye, Mummy," Ali said. "I love you." And with her little hand waving over Ron's shoulder, they turned and walked away. Facing 15 years in prison, the longest drug-related sentence ever meted out to a woman in Victoria, Helen Barnacle discovered she was to become a mother. It was the last thing she wanted. But this tiny helpless being gave her a new lease on life - and a reason to hope. She became the first woman allowed to keep her baby in jail beyond the age of one. But three years later she had to make the hardest decision of her life: to let her daughter go. Don't Let Her See Me Cry is the powerful and moving account of one woman's remarkable journey - from a hopeless young heroin addict facing prison with a new baby, to successful psychologist, drug counsellor, prison reform campaigner and, most importantly, mother and best friend to Ali, the daughter who gave her the courage and determination to survive. "The gripping story of a mother torn between two irreconcilable passions...love for her baby and a hunger for heroin that sweeps all in its path. Barnacle delivers a tough-minded critique of prisons while offering hope to those battling addiction. A great read." - Julie McCrossin, ABC Radio National.

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Title: Don't Let Her See ME Cry: a Mother's Story
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