"sounds good Sonja.
I've been asked to ask the Pink playgroup/parents whether they/we would be interested in running a workshop at Daring, a national Uniting Church LGTBIQ conference happening here on the June long weekend (organised by…"
I also grew up in a strongly Christian family, and resonated with some of the messages of shame and guilt that you express here. I love your message at the end, the hope that young religious gay people will find ways of understanding…"
"hi Katherine, thanks for this story. I reckon people like you sharing your experiences is a really great way for people to connect with the human realities, instead of just throwing around stereotypes. I liked the way you were open about your…"
"thanks Greg - these are great. I like the strength in both - one very warm in honouring those who have supported you - and the other very powerful, direct and clear. They are really different, but both really important. Good stuff!"
Sophie, we started looking into parenting orders just before Rowan was born (last year). The advice we got from Camatta Lampens was that due to changes in Federal Legislation, (I presume the same legislation that changed our centrelink…"
"After the last rally I spent time wondering what kind of response could have been most effective - how we could/might/should've been able to strongly counter their hatefulness by some kind of unified/unifying non-violent act... like, what…"
"looks good Sonja. Look forward to seeing the finished product. And the other one, Adam Scantley's is great too. It does make a difference, I think, having the ability to take pics and video and put them together so quickly -…"
"An interesting flow on from the story I made for the parliamentary inquiry - I shared it on facebook and it got really interesting responses - including from people who hardly ever interact with me. One friend, who is a Korean who I met 15…"
"thanks for that Sonja.
Kim had tried all of those things and it still didn't seem to be working. It also seems to be that she's a bit too snowed under with stuff at her end and just can't give it any more time right now.…"
"Hiya Bronwen... your story and plan to share it with people who need better insight into what's going on for our families sounds excellent. Here's a link to an account of a face to face 'visit your mp' encounter from the…"
I'm working on a story to show when Melina and I give evidence at the same sex parliamentary inquiry (on Feb 21st, so quite soon). The story's basically done. One hitch, my sister has written a piece of music…"
Hiya Bronwen... your story and plan to share it with people who need better insight into what's going on for our families sounds excellent. Here's a link to an account of a face to face 'visit your mp' encounter from the pink parents group!
Re: recording mp3s from digital piano - I have no specific experience but I'd think it was perhaps possible to cable mac to piano for direct feed? You could google piano name/make and search for a help forum where somebody else will inevitably have posed the same problem? Otherwise I guess you could set up mac running audacity to record ambient room audio but without a decent microphone I think the sound quality would be pretty ordinary. Give me a call on the mobile if you get stuck and I'll see if I can think of anything else... Cheers Sonja
No problem Bronwen... I think you should just hang in there with the group, keep participating with activities if you can! You might surprise yourself and finish in good time... the deadline is pretty generous and it'll be easier if you're able to take advantage of the tech support we're offering in the time frame of this workshop! Plus it'd be cool to see your piece on the big screen at the FEAST launch... In any case, no pressure and it's lovely to have you along for the ride ; )
Hi Bronwen... in answer to your question - who posts where and when? I must admit the whole enterprise is an ongoing experiment... as you've noticed I've set up different groups and asked everybody to get involved wherever they see fit... however there IS a core group of workshop participants that I had recruited (and spoken to on the phone) in the weeks prior to kick off. they're all clear (hopefully) on the deadlines and outcomes of this SHine/Incite Stories round (ie need to sign legal release allowing us to screen your finished story at FEAST, as part of educational DVD, on the website). My plan is that there will be other workshops following... and eventually the whole thing may become 'self-sustaining'. In any case, I'm more than happy for you (and Melina) to get actively involved here and now... but are you happy to get your finished product out there with the others from this round? Let me know...