I was born in Majalengka, West Java, the second of four children, all of us girls except my brother, who was the youngest. My father is a temporary worker and has no permanent job. He can be called upon to do anything, from electricity, water pumping, to construction, whatever work is available at the time. My mother worked as a vegetable seller, pushing vegetable carts around the village to make money to survive. My mother died in 2006, when I was in my 20s. My sister was still small when my...
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