Taise has always been a hard worker. Before prison, she had a job she loved and a great bond with her boss.
Taise’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: Bat Hazzard, Cassii Williams, Caiti Baker and Sietta (full music credits)
Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Online production: Jess Ong
“I went from the best worker. I was the best worker and my boss’s best friend to so many days off. I used to not answer my phone, unexplained absences, when I was just using drugs. It was really out of control. I was really out of control.”
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.