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NEW! Drop Down Now Included In Vertex

This month another new addition to the Vertex Framework is the S5 Ultimate Drop Down. This is a feature that was seen in several Shape 5 designs. Many have asked how to add to other designs so we decided to build this into the framework so every design here on out will have this functionality. Be sure to read more about this new feature here: Features:

  • Customize almost everything! Shadows, borders, gradient, opacity
  • Contains 6 module positions drop_down_1, drop_down_2, drop_down_3, drop_down_4, drop_down_5 and drop_down_6
  • Auto adjust to the height of your content
  • Set your own open and close text
  • And many more features!
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This is my story…

“Hello, my name is Lee-Ann…

“The highlight of my week was when Ryan and I sat on the pavement reading the You magazine under the streetlight. We looked at all the photographs and laughed, even though we couldn’t understand and read all the words.

“I am nine years old. The only world I know is the street where I live and the road to school. I also know where the station is and enjoy playing there late at night with other children. Some people say it is dangerous there but my mother doesn’t seem to mind, so I don’t understand what the fuss is about.”

“My mom and dad use drugs. Lots of people come to our house to smoke it. I am used to it. It’s been like this since I was a baby. When the youngsters hang out at our house, they teach me how to make gangster signs. They give me a five bob for a packet of chips when I get it right. Strange people are selling loose sweets and chips next door and across the street. Some people say they are from Nigeria. Others say they are from Somalia. I really don’t know, but the chips taste nice.

“Years ago Aunty Lisa asked me a question and also taught me the answer. She would ask: ‘How does Aunty Lisa feel about Lee-Ann?’, and then I had to answer: ‘She loves me’. Then Aunty Lisa would ask: ‘How much?’, and I would reply: ‘Very much!’. It was a game from long ago but I still believe what she told me.
And even today, when she sees that I’m not feeling well, we play the ask game and then I feel much better. “When there is no food in the house, I usually run to Aunty Lewena or I find ways to get hold of a five bob for a packet of chips. I don’t always feel like facing all the children at Aunty Lewena’s house. Cooking is not really a priority for my mother. My dad has to do it.

“I had a good friend but if I don’t do what she says, she hurts my feelings. We’re not so close any more. I battle to keep friends for long. I don’t know why.

“Boys and taxi drivers like me a lot. Sometimes they do strange things to me. When they wink at me, I wink right back. I also know how to smile so that everyone likes me.

“Around the corner is a house, and next to it is a wendy house with a big iron door. There is only a small hole in the door and everything happens behind that closed door. It’s drugs. I know it. Because when my mom gets home, she gets so busy with the plastic bags she bought. That is my cue to rather
stay out of her way.

“I’m sad most of the time as many things in my life are not right. I already know what it means to sell my body for R5 or to use my smile so that men do what
I ask.

“I don’t want to be like my mother one day because her heart is broken and it will never be mended.

“Her eyes tell me that every day. “

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