Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Tanya Paterson is the Workplace Diversity Officer for Tradeswomen Australia. Their website neatly sums up her job and the bigger role that her organisation plays: “We’re working to educate, encourage, recruit, and retain more women in trade careers. We raise community...
Drawn to Rock

Drawn to Rock

Audrey is putting it all together. At age 16 she is still in Year 11 at high school. She was learning the piano for a year, she says. She also tried the recorder and ukulele. “I did choir too. Nothing ever really stuck. I wrote a couple of songs. None of them had...
New Spirits in a New Place

New Spirits in a New Place

They stand in a circle. Working out what they have got. And what they still need. Their accents carry across the road as they sort out their shopping before they head home. It’s a busy day at the Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville and this group of young students...
Addi Rock is Coming

Addi Rock is Coming

ADDI ROCK is coming. The youth music festival is being put together by two 16-year-olds, Paddy and Audrey. They’ve formed a committee and started to book a few acts to do 15-minute sets. Wheels are turning.   Paddy just dropped in to the Addi Road Community...
A meeting with Fury and Sorrow

A meeting with Fury and Sorrow

I meet Fury and Sorrow in the Inner West of Sydney. They have fled Afghanistan by different paths and means. Fury has been here six days; Sorrow six weeks. Old friends come together again. I talk to Sorrow for a long time in a street-food café inside the grounds of...