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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 26, 2016

Briannon is an autistic parent of three autistic children. Several years ago and before knowing she is autistic, Briannon was shamed by a work colleague for “that weird thing” she does with her hands. Recently, her six-year old child has started hand flapping. This story is about the joy and pride of...

Sep 19, 2016

Mamata, a gentle and wise soul, is an assistant librarian. She is also an engineer, and studied in India. She was the only girl in a class of 42 boys and most of them didn't talk to her. Excluded from study groups, she describes a moment when one of them took the time to offer her some very useful information. The...

Sep 12, 2016

Aligran tells a story from her childhood to three of her grandchildren.

It's daybreak in the early 1940s deep in the Australian bush, at the family property in Porter's Retreat. Aligran is a 3 year old girl. Her father takes her fishing to catch rainbow trout for breakfast. He leaves her next to the stream while he goes...

Sep 6, 2016

At university, Julie had 23 people in her course, three of whom were male. One of them made the comment that he would be escalated into management because he was male and all of the women would be taking maternity leave. 

Julie was shocked that he had the audacity to say this.

In years to come, she was shocked to...