In many instances, people want to evade the truth for fear of offending those involved and so the facts remain untold. However, more often than not, they realise that their silence has done more harm than if they had spoken. This is especially true of the situation of young women in marginalised communities, including farming, mining and rural communities. Some – and these are many – are afraid to tell their stories, and as such they continue to languish in poverty. Others hide behind the cliché that all young women can rise above adversity.