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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.

Apr 14, 2018

Isabelle is the twelve-year-old daughter of Amanda, who talked about domestic violence in the episode Red Flags.

Resilient and insightful, Isabelle talks about her mother's abusive partner stealing her teddy bear when she was six years old.

“I was just an angry child because I lost my teddy bear.”

On the cusp of adolescence, Isabelle has already learnt a great deal about herself and emotion regulation. She is unapologetic for a justified anger and, at the same time, understands that lashing out in anger is not often effective.

"Emotions rub off on people. If you’re angry all the time, no one will want to talk to you. If you’re calm, people wll rely on you."