Ep 1: Making HERstory

“I got put in the back of the paddy wagon and I remember sitting there, cross-legged in the back, thinking ‘Oh fuck’.”

Welcome to BIRDS EYE VIEW, a podcast made in the Darwin Correctional Centre. In this episode, you’ll meet the women of Sector Four and a bunch of birds, but first, we need to get you inside the prison.

Making HERstory is the first 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: Renae

Poetry: Bianca

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: Shellie Morris, Soorkia, Eleanor Dixon, Emily Wurramara, Sietta and Serina Pech (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.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.