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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.

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...

Sep 5, 2018

"It’s very rare for me to lose that sense of my own heartbeat."

Meeting on Gadigal/Wangal land prior to the Unspoken Words Festival, poet and percussionist Gabrielle Journey Jones performed The Happening for me.

There's a heartbeat drum at the pulse

Twenty-four hours in the zone - never alone - never alone

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