Sharon Armstrong (Ngati Kahungunu), became a victim of romance fraud in April 2011, when she was arrested at an airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with five kilos of cocaine concealed in a suitcase. She spent 2.5 years in prison in Argentina, far from her family and friends, fighting to prove that she knew nothing of the drugs she was carrying.
Sharon filmed 2 videos for us during Covid-19 lockdown in Aotearoa in April 2020, to enable her experiences in Argentina to help us during lockdown.
In her first video, Sharon shares with us how she worked through isolation in prison, building her resilience and well-being, and focusing on the future. She discusses her ideas, tips and tricks for staying positive and well when you feel isolated.
Her second video, Tips for Online Safety, is available here.