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Creating Space Project

From ordinary women, come stories that are real and inspiring.


Sharing a moment from the lives of real women. A moment used to uncover their personal values and beliefs.

It’s about encouraging a respect for women, and a solidarity among women; the dignity and validation that comes from having an audience, albeit invisible, bearing witness to the story you tell; creating a moment of shared understanding of emotion between very different kinds of people. It’s Michel Foucault’s truth effect. That's why psychologist, Ruth Nelson, talks to Aboriginal women, Muslim women, environmental activists, neuroqueer and queer mothers, women married to each other, old women, young girls. Any woman you see, any person you see, has a story, if you can be quiet long enough to listen. 

Oct 15, 2018

Boundaries and being other.

These are concepts that interest me greatly. So there was a wonderful synchronicity to having a conversation with Celina McEwen.

This is the story of the meeting of Celina’s parents, a French woman and a man from the West Indies. 

As well as being the story of the cultural backgrounds of...

Oct 7, 2018

Politics dressed up as the production of spores.

Olivia reads a poem written by herself and a friend, Marcus.

Then the other young poets of the Spark Youth Theatre respond to it.

It's witty and clever, and the conversation does not disappoint either. I loved interviewing these young poets.

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Sep 27, 2018

"I feel too much, like it's more than I can hold, and I will break" 

Seb is fourteen years old, enormously articulate, and very insightful. He reads us a poem.

Then Gabe Journey Jones and the Spark Youth Theatre respond.

They talk about many things, including being bullied and feeling down about everything.

What emerges...

Sep 19, 2018

This is the first of three interviews that I enjoyed enormously (I enjoy all of my interviews, to be honest, but this one was something else again).

I got to talk to the young poets from the Spark Youth Theatre. Each took a turn reading a poem, and then the rest of us, including facilitator Gabe Journey Jones, chatted...

Sep 11, 2018

Rachel Menzies researches the role of death anxiety in mental health. She is passionate about ancient history and psychology.

From Gilgamesh and Persephone, to the local death café and anxiety disorders, Rachel came to realise that a fear of death, and an avoidance of talking about it, is pervasive throughout...