We hope these stories spark thoughts about your own skills and knowledge, your hopes and dreams for your children, and help you stand against any storms you may face."
“Sharing the Seeds” is written by a group of young women, mums, sisters, Aunties and Elders from Borroloola, a small community in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory. They gathered on Centre Island in June 2021 for a bush camp to yarn up how they stand tall and strong in difficult times.
They used the ‘Tree of Life’ from Telling Story as a way of sharing stories about how they care for each other and grow up their children, to help their families and community grow strong and healthy.
This book is a collection of their strengths, skills and knowledges that help them weather the storms of life. This is women’s wisdom from Borroloola.
Telling Story supports individuals and communities to widen their lens and re-author their stories to find strength, resilience, and hope. Stories can be telling, and we can learn from how we listen to others and remember our own.
The Telling Story project was made possible through the work of Indi Kindi and the Li-Anthawirriyarra (people of the sea) Sea Ranger Unit.
Telling Story facilitators are mental health professionals and sit alongside storytellers to listen, co-create and privilege preferred identity stories.
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