Ep 9: Beauty

“I grew up in rags not having anything. We only had this one Spice Girls top, me and my sisters, so we’d smash over that. Now I’m a real girly girl when it comes to all that stuff.”

In this episode, women share tips for looking good in prison and you’ll meet Jess, a self-confessed fashion fanatic with a love for expensive body scrubs and animal metaphors.

Beauty is the ninth episode of BIRDS EYE VIEW, a magazine-style podcast that gives you a new perspective on women in prison. BIRDS EYE VIEW was co-created with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre and is presented by StoryProjects.

Feature storyteller: Jess

Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley.

Executive production: Johanna Bell

Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell

Mixing: Hamish Robertson from Tall Tale Audio

Music coordination: Ben Andrews

Theme music: 'Worth It' by Caiti Baker

Featuring music by: Soorkia, Emily Wurramara, Sietta, Caiti Baker and Ceenah (full music credits)

Online production: Jess Ong

Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson

Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson

Please note that this podcast contains material that may be disturbing, especially for survivors of trauma. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people are advised that the story may contain the names and voices of people who have passed away.

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