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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 30, 2018

I’m excited by this episode. I love all of the interviews I do (maybe not my interviewing all the time, but I love all the stories) but this one was like interviewing the kind of person I hope to be in another decade or so – still committed to social justice, still passionate about what I do. Not bitter about...

Apr 23, 2018

Angela is amazing. Single mother of two kids. Assistant director in the city. Courageous, empathic and generous.

I played her Amanda's story from Red Flags and then we talked about it.

Domestic violence is hard. I struggled to ask Angela about it and I feel a bit ashamed of that. 

Remembering abuse brings up strong...

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...

Apr 6, 2018

“Why doesn’t she just leave him?”


Trigger warning: Domestic violence.


Amanda Cosgrove describes how it took five years to leave a man who was abusing her and the strategies that he used to manipulate his way into remaining in her life, including using her children and slowly undermining her belief in...