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Creating Space Project

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

Ruth Nelson, a psychologist, asks women to share a story from their lives.

Together, they explore that story to uncover their personal values and beliefs.

Every person you see has a story. This podcast is about taking the time to listen.

Jan 30, 2017

"The elders come and we sit around and have a yarn. We sit around and tell each other stories."


Jayarna is Indigenous. As a child, her father left. As a result, she became disconnected from her culture.


Now, as an adult, she and her father have rebuilt a relationship. She has reconnected with her Aboriginal...

Jan 23, 2017

Ngan arrived in Australia as a 6-year-old with her family.


The second time they tried to escape from Vietnam, she was 2 years old. The boat capsized in a storm, and her father kept her and her 4-year-old brother afloat, with her mother, until they were rescued.


They spent four years in a camp before being given a...

Jan 16, 2017

Ngan loves to travel.


“Travelling and meeting people gives me that sense of belonging and then identity, and understanding where I fit in this world.”


During a year of travelling the world, Ngan and her partner spent her birthday in Iceland. The experience, anticipated for ten years, was magical.


“It’s a...

Jan 9, 2017

As a non-Muslim, I am unfamiliar with the Quran. So, I decided to go to Lakemba Mosque, in Sydney, where I was made to feel exceptionally welcome. I asked a young Muslim woman to share with me a verse that she finds particularly inspiring. The result is this interview.


Chapter 39 Verse 53

"Say Oh my servants who have...

Jan 4, 2017

Always the Fourth Floor is the podcast episode you get when the sound guy needs a break.


It's a song written by myself, Ruth Nelson, and Ben Munday. Always the Fourth Floor is about working with refugees, newly arrived in Sydney, Australia.


We're not professional musicians. We just love music.


I've been pretty...