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Centre for Stories is looking for people who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to share their story.
Todd has been teaching ballroom dancing to kids for thirty years now. He speaks about getting more men to dance, teaching reluctant students, and the Wiggles.
Yamina Hofer is a fusion dancer who travels the world and mixes all the styles she learns, from ballet to flamenco to African samba. She speaks to us about Cape Verde, using dance to transcend her emotions and how she accidentally ended up performing at the Rio carnival.
A collaboration to bring stories to new audiences and to foster connections between Perth and the Indian Ocean region.
Emily Sun is a long-time emerging poet and writer. Emily has had various works published in anthologies and journals over the years, including Mascara Literary Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Australian…
The Centre for Stories is seeking volunteers to assist with our Backstories one-day festival in March 2020. Supported by DLGSCI and Healthway.
Backstories is stories in our suburbs. It's free, welcoming, and happening on Saturday, 14 March. Supported by DLGSCI and Healthway.
"It’s just that, for a certain type of kid, growing up in a certain type of place. You need to fight, and you need to muscle, and you need to make noise in order to be heard."
"I can see, that even though my Nan was separated from her family, that we do have a lot of things that are culturally in line with being Aboriginal, and I don’t know how she just naturally grew up with those ideas, when she taken away so young, but she did. So I guess, I feel like a fraud either way, I don’t know which box to tick."
"Motherhood wasn’t something I enjoyed or embraced. I guess, you know, many Sri Lankan women do, so I thought it was something wrong with me. So that was a catalyst for me...at 25 I didn’t know it was okay that I’m different...I could not relate, I did not belong, I did not make any connection to the Tamil of me, and as I said the women in particular.
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