On growing up poor and the importance of ‘Hamilton’

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton' performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Six years and two weeks ago,  I moved to America after a lonely childhood in a working-class town in rural Australia, so far from the world that it took three months for the “Teen Vogue” magazines I obsessed over to reach us. A week ago, I ate a Vegemite and
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