The Story Keepers Podcast -it’s LIVE!

The Story Keepers Podcast is LIVE!! The Story Keepers Podcast is your invitation to be part of raw, vulnerable and hope-filled conversations. Rather than putting all our energy into maintaining a facade, what if we made the courageous choice to embrace who we are and where we’ve come from. What if we allowed our own…

Her Story: The Day My Life Began

Guest post by Jennifer Lilley Collins: LifeConfetti.   Do you ever think back to a time in your life and wonder how you got through it?   I remember the day the doctor told me I had cancer, the day my world stopped.  I remember my first chemo treatment, sitting in that recliner, watching poison pump…

Her Story: The Tragedy of Her Lost Story

I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw her. Between photos of stylised homes and pouting selfies, she lay there in the ocean and there was nothing I could do to stop it from happening. There was nothing I could do to stop the closing of her book, the ticking down of her time, the…

Her Story: Liz Ellis’ Struggle (+ Book Giveaway)

Today I’m honoured to bring you Part 2 of our series looking at the journey of fertility. (Click here to read Part 1 – Jodie’s powerful story about loss.) Liz Ellis is one of our country’s favourite athletes. Having captained the Australian netball team for three years, Liz is our most capped international player for the…

The Uncomfortable Story

Sometimes the stories which make us most uncomfortable are the ones which change us. Take The Refugee Project, a collection of refugee stories which will be available in book form (sometime). I am an Anglo Saxon, blonde, blue-eyed 30-something woman who has lived in Australia her whole life. I have never seen war or famine…

Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World (BOOK REVIEW)

“Through all the difficulties and trials that beset her path, her Christian spirit shines forth, and in all her letters to her children, with whom she corresponded regularly until her death, there is found no complaining or ill-natured word”. A tribute to Elizabeth Macarthur, written by her granddaughter Every now and then I hear a…

How Atticus Finch helped shape my story

Atticus Finch said, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Do you remember it? His deep, slow voice over crackling audio? He said it with such poise. He said it as if he was saying the…

My children have autism – Her Story

Among the emails and messages you guys have been sending in was one from a precious mother of four, all with special needs. This mother wasn’t despairing for her children to become ‘normal’ but instead was desperate for others to accept each other and our ‘quirks’ – rather than strive for same-same. Whether a diagnoses…