By Evan Loree Local Journalism Initiative Reporter She calls it dirt, what she used to put in her body. At the Niagara Regional Native Centre’s annual Christmas party Destiny Bailey wore an undersized Santa hat with a taupe-coloured sweater dress and cracked wise with the volunteer cooks in the centre’s kitchen. At their Halloween party she wrote “blessed” over her left eye in marker and wore a black hoodie. She joked that she was dressed as a thug. She spent much of that October night doing the “Monster Mash” with costumed kids. You would never know by looking at her that she was 17 years clean of cocaine. “I’m not afraid to tell my story because this is who I was. It’s not who I am today,” Bailey said. Bailey
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