Amelia was a participant on a Stardom programme in 2018/9 here is a little bit about her journey.
From a broken, dysfunctional home, at the mercy of parents at war, then being kicked out with her dad and made homeless then returning to live with her Mum who she had a very difficult relationship with, the life lessons come thick and fast for this young girl even before she hit 10.
When she arrived to live with her mother, her Mum who was already a drinker and drug user, had also got herself a new boyfriend and was partying all night, creating all sort of issues for her and her little sister in terms of being fed, getting to school and all the basic human needs we all take for granted. Her Mum was later diagnosed as a bi-polar but not sure that means anything when you are 10 and being neglected. After running away several times she finally moved back in with her Dad and at 13 the next tragedy struck. Her best friend, Raf drowned in a local canal on a very rare day when she was not with him. This along with her abuse and neglect, she now realised made her very angry and she had no idea how to even recognise this let alone manage it. She was constantly letting off steam with teachers and other pupils and got a reputation as a fighter. At around this time she also stopped eating regularly, got depressed, started self-harming and smoking weed.