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In this story, Serafina speaks about payback, violence, jealousy and grog and how they contributed to her crime. 

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

Storyteller: Serafina
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: Ripple Effect, Eleanor Dixon, Stevie Jean, Shana Ray and Dhapanbal Yunupingu (full music credits)

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


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“Payback is if a person stabs you, then you do the same thing. If I stabbed her then she’ll stab me, fifty to fifty. Like if I had sex with her husband then she will do the same thing with my husband.”

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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