Feb 27, 2017
In an earlier episode of this podcast, Standing Your Ground, I interviewed three women occupying a house in the inner west of Sydney, Australia. The house was slated for demolition and the four of us sat in the grounds of the house around a table, with imaginary cups of tea, until we were arrested.
The purpose was to...
Feb 21, 2017
June Alexander grew up in a rural area of Australia.
When she was 11 years old, she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder.
“Why can’t you behave like other girls?” her mother asked.
She was also given a diary.
“I was smitten, I found if I could write, I could connect with the outside...
Feb 13, 2017
Jodie asks her husband’s grandmother, Marlys, about moving to Australia, pregnant, and becoming a new mother. At the time, her husband had started a new job and was extremely busy. Where they lived, they had no family support.
It may have been decades ago, but it’s a familiar story for so many women:
Feb 8, 2017
Marlys grew up on the border of Switzerland and Germany, in a rural village, at the time of World War Two.
She describes her childhood as simple and very basic. Nothing was ever wasted.
Marlos vividly evokes those days for us – wind rippling through cornfields, pedalling uphill from school and fighting with her...