#429 Inside Out


Stories of people reaching in, to find the right words, and reaching out, to start a difficult conversation.

‘The Shape of Sadness’ by Bridget Judd

Bridget Judd lives in a world of language. As a journalist, her public role is to survey the events of our world and give them shape through words. But when her beloved father took his own life, Bridget found herself in silence: surrounded by a community afraid to talk of what had happened, and for once herself unable to find the words.

Bridget Judd. Photo supplied by Helen Orr.

This story was first told at SPUN, a live storytelling night presented by StoryProjects in the Northern Territory.

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Storyteller: Bridget Judd

Producer: Sam Carmody

‘Lips’ by Prue Dawson

Lips, lips, lips… Labia are everywhere once you start looking.

Image supplied by Katie Lloyd.

Producer: Prue Dawson

Supervising producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Sound design by Martha Dawson

Music: “Lost City” by XYR, “Typical Girls” by The Slits, “Jasper of static Entropy” by Arcane Waves, “Parlour Palm” by Greenhouse, “For you I try” by Acopia, “Just fine” by Acopia, “Innermost Lustre” by Ylang Ylang.

‘In A Loop’ by Danni Stewart, Daniel Semo and Ryan Pemberton

Sophie wouldn’t wish OCD on anyone. But she wishes people understood it better, and stopped perpetuating harmful stereotypes and stigma.

Producers: Danni Stewart, Daniel Semo and Ryan Pemberton

Original music by Danni Stewart

Additional music: “Gra Landsby’ and “Villa” by Blue Dot Sessions.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Maddy Macquine

Episode mix and compile: Elina Godwin

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producers: Matilda Fay and Angela Moran

Photo: Devin Avery via Unsplash