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Being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

With Rick Baldwin

Reality Unplugged - Episode 3

24 Jul 2023
Reality Unplugged Podcast 00:41:15

This podcast was produced by JOY Media – Australia’s Rainbow Community Media Organisation. For more information about JOYs services, visit

CONTENT WARNING: This podcast contains references about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that have passed away. This episode also contains discussions around trauma, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and self-harm, as well as some strong language. If any of these topics bring up negative feelings for you, remember that urgent support is available at @13Yarn on 13 92 76, @lifelineaustralia on 13 11 14, as well as @Yarning SafeNStrong on 1800 959 563 and @KidsHelplineau on 1800 55 1800.

On Episode 2 of Reality Unplugged, Suzie chats with Jessi, who uses her lived experience to advocate for inclusion, safety and greater accessibility for people with disabilities. Jessi shares her experiences of how spaces are designed and the different ways she connects with her friends.  

Arty from Arts Access Victoria, the peak body for arts and disability in Victoria, joins the conversation to discuss the role arts and creativity plays in helping build confidence, connections and improve mental wellbeing. 

If the topics discussed in this episode have brought up any negative feelings, know that support is available, at: QLife, Lifeline, Suicide Callback Service, and Kids Helpline

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Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.