Over the last month, I’ve laughed, cried and at times felt uncomfortable as Jasmine and her Mum, Bev have allowed us a glimpse into their world.
Bev provides a wonderful lightness to the somewhat heavy subjects handled throughout the documentary series. Remembered my own shock of failing my first driving test after always seeming to glide through life with the air of confidence that comes with having a loving, supportive family network. It was difficult to watch Jazz’s condemnation and what appeared to be a lack of understanding at her father’s lapse back into drugs at the end of the series.
But let’s take a step back for a moment – Jazz is a 17 year-old young woman, who having already experienced more than most in life, is finding out that there are still many many more out there that are also good and bad. That not everything is black and white, that life is many shades of grey inbetween and it is these experiences that will make her the woman she is just beginning to find herself becoming. I truly wish the Dad all the best in his recovery and hope that he is receiving the best support possible.
Once again, Nine Lives, have treat us to an honest depiction of what not only is it like to live as a person with restricted growth in the world, but also that Jasmine and her mum are first, and most importantly, human. Warts, foibles and all, regardless of one’s height.
Another series perhaps Nine Lives?
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