Ep 2: Survival

“I got a visitor, my cousin, who came up to me and said ‘Look Cuz, we’re looking for someone to do background vocals and dancing. Have you got a passport?’ ‘Yes I do.’ And she got me into becoming the background vocals and dancer for Yothu Yindi Band.”

In this episode, you’ll find out about the beauty hacks women use to keep looking good in prison and you’ll meet Julie, who survived a rare disease and a world tour with a famous rock band.

Survival is the second 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: Julie

Poetry: Yasmin

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: Dhapanbal Yunupingu, Sietta, Caiti Baker, Eleanor Dixon, Casii Williams, Wildflower and Stevie Jean (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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