Jessica is a self-confessed fashion fanatic and one of the things she misses most in prison is her wardrobe. She also misses her kids and wants to make sure they live a different life.
Jessica'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: Soorkia, Emily Wurramara, Sietta, Caiti Baker and Ceenah (full music credits)
Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Online production: Jess Ong
“I didn’t want to give [my kids] the life I had but I didn’t know, I was actually handing them the life I had … handing down my trauma.”
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.