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making herstory

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
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

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"It was about six years ago. Got picked up by the police in Nightcliff.  It was about 4.30 in the morning. It was raining.”

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

“And I said to one of the ladies, ‘How long we gotta wait in here for?’”

“I was scared to the point of near on wetting myself. I’d never been to prison before.” 

“It was dark by the time I was brought down to Sector Four.”

“I noticed there was a lot of people staring at me so I went down and joined my new friends.” 

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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