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Stories Of You is about our lives, our personal journeys, our experiences. It's a documentary style podcast that lets people tell their stories.

Stories Of You is about our lives, our personal journeys, our experiences. It's a documentary style podcast that lets people tell their stories.
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Melbourne, Australia


Stories Of You is about our lives, our personal journeys, our experiences. It's a documentary style podcast that lets people tell their stories.






11) A Cane Called Wanda

Kitty Barry shares her honest and uplifting reflections of motherhood (she has twin girls), her achievements and very raw experiences of life as a person with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). She chats about the book she's written - which is leaving a legacy for her twin girls. Hope you enjoy this edition of the Stories Of You Podcast.

Duration: 00:22:19

10) About Olivia

This story is about Olivia Penna. Olivia was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at the age of 14. She talks about school. We hear how her family came to terms with her vision impairment. She tells us about university. She talks about raising her daughter Lulu. She's had some great experiences. She's also had some challenges. Tune in to episode 10 of the Stories Of You Podcast - About Olivia. Our definition of Stargardts used in the episode was taken from the National Eye Institute...

Duration: 00:20:18

9) The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune - Geoff's Story

Geoff is an Educational Psychologist. His story is about his parents and the challenges they had while growing up. It also tells the story of Geoff, why he became a psychologist and how he came to work with students who are vision impaired. Geoff's story of personal challenges, resilience and his passion to guide others makes for an engaging story. If you enjoy the episode, would you mind popping over to the iTunes Store or Podcasts app and giving the show a rating and review. Also,...

Duration: 00:17:45

8) The Fashion-Eyesta

Fashioneyesta is a blog, a YouTube channel and a podcast that aim to challenge myths and stereotypes about fashion and disability. In episode 8 of the Stories Of You Podcast - we chat to Emily Davison - about her own experiences of disability and her love for fashion, style and disability. You can check out Emily’s blog here: - there’s links there to her podcast and YouTube channel. She’s also on social media as well: Twitter: @fashioneyesta Facebook:...

Duration: 00:14:30

7) Harry Manx - The Indian Blues

Canadian singer/songwriter Harry Manx is the focus of episode 7 of the Stories Of You Podcast. He discusses his music - blues with an Indian flavour. Or maybe that's Indian with a blues flavour. Harry spent 12 years in India learning the Mohan Veena, a 20 string slide guitar. He has merged the western sounds of the blues with Indian music, hear about his experiences and his personal journey. You can find out more about Harry Manx at his website. Hope you enjoy the conversation! And thanks...

Duration: 00:11:24

6) The Path Less Travelled - The Journey Of David Francey

David Francey was born in Scotland but grew up in Canada with his family. He worked as a construction worker for about 20 years and eventually took a trip down the path less travelled and became a folk singer/songwriter. Hear his story on this episode of the Stories Of You Podcast. The bits of music played were: Broken Glass - from the Skating Rink album and the Ballad Of Bowser MacRae which is on the Right Of Passage album. You can find out more about David and his music, life, tours and...

Duration: 00:09:09

5) Senior Moments - The Chelsea Computer Users Group

Sibling duo Carrie & Chris Ewin are out to help senior citizens learn to use technology. From PCs to iPads and everything inbetween. Hear their stories and journey as we go inside a computer users group in the south eastern Melbourne suburb of Chelsea. Music on this episode was by the great Kevin Macleod. You can find his website here. If you enjoy this episode, please give us a rating and review on iTunesand / or Stitcher.

Duration: 00:10:57

4) Access Denied - A Journey From India To Australia

Simran Kaur is a well qualified Social Worker from India. Her moving personal account of the trials faced growing up and being educated in India with low vision are inspirational. Share in Simran’s confronting difficulties in migrating to Australia; her struggle for permanent residency under Australia’s current discriminatory immigration system for people with disabilities. This compelling episode highlights the inequity in our migration legislation whereby a person such as Simran is...

Duration: 00:20:01

3) Boots 'n All - Tim's Journey

Tim’s strict religious upbringing, the rejection of his family’s ideal that he should dedicate his career and life to the church and ultimately the rejection of his faith has had a strong and lasting impact upon his life and music. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm...

Duration: 00:17:52

2) Interview With A Photographer - Who Has A Guide Dog

Andrew Follows is a professional photographer with a difference. His vision condition, retinitis pigmentosa, renders him legally blind. Andrew's ability to overcome the hurdles presented to him as a blind photographer makes for an engaging, fascinating and inspirational story. Andrew Follows Website is here|Andrew Follows Facebook Page is here Music on this episode was by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech. Stories Of You is now on iTunesand on Stitcher, TuneIn Radioand (if that's not...

Duration: 00:17:12

1) Meet Dorothy Hamilton - The Piano Woman

Dorothy Hamilton was the first blind woman in the southern hemosphere to obtain a Music degree, she worked as a music teacher at an all-girls school in Melbourne, raised four children and set up a Braille Music Camp (which in 2015 celebrated its 30th year). The first episode of Stories Of You captures the story of Dorothy Hamilton. Her life, her personal journey. The documentary also features Garry Stinchcombe, who worked with Dorothy for 20 years as a teacher. Garry is totally blind...

Duration: 00:25:10