Birds Eye View

by Story Projects
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners please be advised that episodes may contain the voices of people who have passed. 

Content warning for trauma survivors: some content may be disturbing. Headphones advised while listening: coarse language.

Birds Eye View is a magazine-style podcast co-created with women living inside Sector Four of the Darwin Correctional Centre. The podcast is a result of a two-year project involving more than 70 women incarcerated in Australia’s Top End.

It’s a series of ten episodes, each 30–50 minutes in duration, and each centred on a particular aspect of prison life, including work, sex and love, food, family and mail. The women use song, interviews, poetry, satire and prison soundscapes to tell their stories – both of life in Sector Four and life before it. 

It’s a deeply humanising audio experience, where scars and regret overlap with hope, horoscopes, beauty tips and a cheeky flock of Corella birds befriended by the women.  The podcast provides a new perspective on prison life with women sharing their stories, their way.