Aimee grew up in Darwin and it wasn’t until she came to prison that she realised she’d lost her sense of self and her faith.
Aimee's story is part of the BIRDS EYE VIEW Podcast, presented by StoryProjects, made with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.
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
Music Coordination: Ben Andrews
Theme music: 'Worth It' by Caiti Baker
Additional music: Kardajala Kirridarra, Serina Pech, Stevie Jean, and Eleanor Dixon (full music credits)
Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Online production: Jess Ong
“From the outside, I had a good, comfortable life. I had a job, a house, a car, good friends and family. I went to the gym every day. I played netball. I thought I was happy and that things were perfect.”
Please note that this story 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.