Jolene is only 22 years old, but her unspoken story will make you think twice about the big picture in life. Does coming from a broken family mean you have to stay broken all your life?
Born illegitimate, abandoned by her father, sexually abused by her stepfather, and called a liar by her mother, Jolene never had a carefree childhood nor a warm, loving family that is the right of every child. She lived in constant fear of her stepfather, never knowing when he would force himself on her. She was angry, depressed and miserable. She rebelled, sniffed glue, took drugs, joined gangs. And ended up in the Singapore Girls' Home.
Today, Jolene holds a secure job and is helping her family pay off their debts. This is the story of how that girl picked herself up and made a better life for herself and her mother. With piercing honesty, Jolene's Story is about a girl trying to make sense of her life and change it for the better.