After graduating in Anthropology in the 1980s with first class honours, Hanne Worsoe worked as an anthropological research assistant for two years. She then went off to do everything else but practise formal Anthropology: travel, meditate, volunteer, raise three children, co-run a house-building business, study a Diploma of Education, work as both a primary and high school teacher, and then work in government for over a decade. However, she never could escape the benefit of anthropological perspectives, nor the impact of social structures upon peoples’ lived experience. Hanne returned to tertiary studies at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2013 with a Masters of Development Practice, then a Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution in 2014. She returned to Anthropology in 2016, after volunteering in the refugee field, to embark on a PhD about asylum-seekers in Australia. Her current paper is a result of recent fieldwork and research that she is still undertaking.