#561 Strong Stories of the Weak – Part Two

This week, we’re sharing the second part of Strong Stories of the Weak. A live storytelling event we put on with Word Travels for their 2023 Story Week, featuring live music from local composer Elizabeth Jigalin.

In a Heartbeat

Have you ever messed up so badly you just wanted to sink into the floor and disappear? Our first storyteller has….

Ruth’s a professional writer, oral historian and a nurse. Tonight her story takes us into the life-and-death arena of the operating theatre!

Written and performed by Ruth Melville.


Writer, performer and artist of Indigenous Papua New Guinean heritage Lungol Wekina reflects on the strength we can find in the face of adversity and the way this intersects with Indigenous identities.

Written and performed by Lungol Wekina.

Beyond Goodbyes

Storyteller of Darug and Quechua heritage Lucy Norton reflects on grief and loss. 

Written and performed by Lucy Norton.

All The Best Credits

Composer and Musician: Elizabeth Jigalin

Recordist: Harvey O’Sullivan

Strong Stories of the Weak Creative Producer: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Strong Stories of the Weak Project Manager: Patrick McKenzie

Compiled and mixed by Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Madhuraa Prakash

Photo Credit: DefinitelyDefne Photography