I’m a journalist, audio producer and oral historian with a passion for exploring the world through stories and sounds.
My written and audio work has been published by The Guardian, ABC Radio National, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly podcast, Deutsche Welle, and Overland Journal.
What I’m working on
The Wait is a five-part narrative podcast, two years in the making, and it’s out now! Published by The Guardian and supported by the Walkley Foundation, The Wait is a compelling and innovative combination of in-depth interviews, field reporting, audio diaries and conversations. It investigates the impact of Australia’s border policies in Indonesia, and is co-hosted by Mozhgan Moarefizadeh.
Closer to home, a series of audio diaries is consuming me! An Audiocraft – Big hART collaboration, this project hears from teenage girls in three unique Australian areas, from Roebourne in the far Northwest, to rural Tassie, and Frankson, on the outskirts of Melbourne.
With nearly a decade’s experience in oral history, in-depth interviews are my strength. I’ve interviewed for the National Library of Australia collection, and worked on an eclectic range of community history projects. These interviews have explored everything from the intricacies of breeding poultry (Royal Melbourne Show oral history), to dykes making their way in the bush (Daylesford Stories, Culture Victoria), families estranged by war (Whitehorse Council WWI Centenary).
In 2018, I had the privilege of recording oral histories with Aboriginal elders across New South Wales, through a project run by the state’s Native Title service provider, NTSCORP.
In Jakarta, from 2016-2017, I worked on the regional radio current affairs program, Asia Calling. We partnered with journalists across Asia to produce unique, sound rich reports from local perspectives.
Before all that, my love of radio was born at Melbourne’s radical community radio station, 3CR. I produced and presented national current affairs programs, Women on the Line and The Radioactive Show, and trained new broadcasters.
What inspires me
Amplifying voices on the margins and speaking truth to power is what inspires me.
My work aims to challenge structural injustices by listening deeply to those voices who know it best.
If you want to know more, work with me, or have a chat please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!