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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.

Aug 30, 2017

“Through music you can express something that you can’t express in words and that you maybe don’t even know… it’s a line to the soul”


Professional horn player, Carla Blackwood, performs Nocturno by Franz Strauss.


From listening together to this short piece of music, a conversation opens up about the...

Aug 22, 2017

Jill Asquith runs her own business in recruitment and employment.

She started from her bedroom, just looking to make an income. Within a couple of months, she moved from being a sole trader to being a company.

Two years later, her business works with a lot of big corporations. They have an Indigenous division where they...

Aug 15, 2017

Cherie Johnson is passionate about Aboriginal education.


I interviewed Cherie at the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, while she participated in a program for entrepreneurs. While we spoke, she brought to life the landscape around us. Sydney Harbour is the traditional land of the Gadigal people. Long before colonisation...

Aug 8, 2017

If you need a good yarn, Jacqui Cosgrove is your woman. Here, she tells a story about catching a burglar with her sister, many years ago.

The story reflects the importance of community in Jacqui's life. She spends a lot of time volunteering, participating in community events and fundraising. Community provides her with...

Aug 1, 2017

This is a story about potential, effort and achievement. It’s also a story about disability.


Peta Leseberg, from Bathurst, a country town in NSW, talks for the first time in her life about her disability.


When she was born, she couldn’t breathe. As a child, she had slow development.


Her childhood included a...