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Noelene lost her eye when another woman glassed her in the street. Now her family wants her to take revenge, an eye for an eye, but Noelene has another idea. 

Payback is a Broken OneNoelene
00:00 / 19:12

Noelene’s story is part of the BIRDS EYE VIEW Podcast, presented by StoryProjects, made with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.

Storyteller: Noelene
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: Caiti Baker, Cassii Williams, Stevie Jean, Soorkia, and Kardajala Kirridarra (full music credits)

Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Online production: Jess Ong


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“The payback is a broken one. You’ll be the enemy forever and ever until you die. I can feel that. I can see that. It’s a broken one.” 

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.

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