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500 Retrospective: That Girl

July 12, 2022

In honour of All The Best reaching 500 episodes, we are looking back into the archives and replaying episodes that, while recorded in years past, remain relevant today.

This week, ‘That Girl’ an episode from 2014 that had women speaking on their experiences with abortion. Note that as this is an episode from a few years ago the language around abortion is not inclusive of everyone who may have an abortion.

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“I didn’t want to be That Girl Who Had An Abortion, because I’m not… When you look at the statistics, there are many of those girls”

We have so many conversations about abortion, but most of the time they’re abstract and political, they’re not about the lived experiences and choices of women who’ve terminated a pregnancy. A lot of the time it’s because those women are reluctant to put their head above the parapet. This week on All The Best we wanted to create a space for those conversations, a space for doubt, for relief, anger and even humour. A space for women’s stories.

Produced by Heidi Pett

Supervising Producer Kate Montague with assistance from Jess Bineth and Jess O’Callaghan

Music Credits: ‘Cauliflower Jack’ by Caitlin Park, ‘How’s Your Wife?’ by Caitlin Park

Presenters: Michaela Morgan and Michael Brydon

Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen

Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan