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Finding a way through

26 Oct 2014 | Clare Deignan

Across Australia, 3 million people are living with anxiety and depression. It’s a difficult road to walk, not just for sufferers, but also their family and friends. Graham has lived with anxiety and depression for more than a decade. He shares his story with Australian Catholics.


The long walk to spiritual freedom

26 Oct 2014 | Catherine Marshall

The darkest period of her life was a starting point for Joanna Thyer’s spiritual journey.


Bravery without borders

26 Jul 2014 | Madeline Kelly

There are different kinds of bravery, but few of us will ever have to muster the courage to flee our home and make a treacherous journey across the ocean in search of safety. Yet that's a decision that has confronted all of the people Sister Brigid Arthur encounters through the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project.


Portraits of war

26 Jul 2014 | Sinead Goodfellow

Photojournalist Michael Coyne describes himself as a 'coward', but it hasn't stopped him plying his trade in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Sinead Goodfellow asks him about life as a war correspondent.


First on the scene

26 Jul 2014 | Sinead Goodfellow

Paul Villani is a full-time firefighter with the CFA, based at Patterson River in Victoria. We asked him about what it's like to have a job that can often mean putting your own safety on the line to help others.


Women working together

28 May 2014 | Clare Deignan

While sometimes finding herself in the minority in advocacy work on women’s issues, Peg McEntee says it’s important to respect other opinions while holding strong to your own beliefs.


A refugee’s hip hop odyssey

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28 May 2014 | Michele Gierck

There are many ways to tell stories; scribing or speaking are common art forms. But when a powerful personal story, a rugged African refugee tale which has brewed over many years, is told in song by a passionate musician whose life has been carved out by that experience, there’s a dynamism and a conviction which beckons audiences—and challenges too.


Representing who you are

28 May 2014 | Fatima Measham

While her Wiradjuri heritage is an important aspect of Anita Heiss’s identity, her books are about changing people’s ideas about what it means to be an Indigenous person today. 


A stand-up girl

03 Mar 2014 | Ray Cassin

In her mid-30s, Georgina McEncroe abandoned a secure career as a teacher and embarked on a new one as a comedian. Ten years later she has no doubt it was the right decision, and the applause she receives at stand-up venues around Australia suggests that audiences agree.


Carry on regardless

03 Mar 2014 | Clare Deignan

For comedian Damian Callinan, humour isn't just about making audiences laugh. He sees humour as a valve that can release grief and anger and makes the most uncomfortable topics digestable.


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