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Mama Tere tells her life story…..
Mama Tere was born Charlie Tahere Strickland. A runaway at 11 years old, his new life, was to be one of drugs, crime, prostitution, addiction, pain and self-destruction Charlie or Mama Tere as he was to become known on the streets of Auckland was to become institutionalized living a life that was headed nowhere.
Until something happened to her that was to change her life forever.
Today Charlie lives life as Mama Tere, a community worker, an outspoken campaigner for transgender rights and an outspoken advocate against decriminalizing prostitution.
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