#411 Discomfort Zone
Travelling to India alone and getting naked in front of (platonic) friends: these are the ways people overcame the things holding them back, and found the freedom that comes from that.
‘Does My Bum Look Big in This?’ by Millie Roberts
If you needed to strip in front of your mates, could you do it? Casual nudity in female-identifying friendships is taboo and rooted in imposed societal expectations. This story is about the awkwardness and empowerment of learning to be vulnerable in front of your galpals – all while stark naked.
Producer: Millie Roberts
Supervising producer: Sarah Mashman
‘Claiming Your Right To Risk When You Live With Disability‘ by Carey Scheer
When Ellen Fraser-Barbour was 19, she decided to travel on her own to India. Everyone told her it was a bad idea.
“You are crazy,” they said. “It’s too risky!”
“You are deaf! You are blind! You can’t travel on your own!” But Ellen decided that was their anxiety. It wasn’t her anxiety. So she persevered with her plan.
This story was produced by Carey Scheer for JFA Purple Orange. You can find out more about work they do, and hear more stories like this one, on their website.
‘Time Poor to Time Rich’ by Saskia Black
When Saskia moved to Australia from London, she hoped it would change her hectic lifestyle. It did, but not in the way she was expecting.
Producer: Saskia Black
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton
Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Host: Maddy Macquine
Episode mix and compile: Ryan Pemberton and Josh McCoy
Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart
SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
Photo credit: Jay Joslin via Flickr