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Always was, always will be our stories

14 EpisodesProduced by Marlee SilvaWebsite

Inspiring conversations with Indigenous role models and trailblazers, hosted by Marlee Silva.

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EP11: 'Coming Out Blak', with Matika Little and Courtney Hagen

August 9th, 2020


This episode is sponsored by Bumble, a dating app that is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for its community of over 95 million users.

Bumble has partnered with experts at a range of LGBTQIA+ advocacy …

EP10: 'Breaking the cycle', Braidon Burns

August 2nd, 2020


In interviews and general conversation, people often ask me who my role models are or who I look up to and while I struggle sometimes with answering …

EP9: 'Giving back with Cultural Choice Association', Connor Watson

July 26th, 2020


In lieu of a sponsor this week, we have donated both the space and money associated to Cultural Choice Association to support their work in …

EP8: 'Clothing to start a conversation', Sianna Catullo and Laura Thompson of Clothing the Gap

July 19th, 2020


On today’s episode I yarn with the dynamic duo behind one of the most recognisable Aboriginal owned and run clothing brands in the country - Clothing …

EP7: 'The second ever Aboriginal woman to represent Australia in cricket', Ashleigh Gardner

July 12th, 2020


With all the disjointment of the ‘Australian’ identity, it’s hard to pin down anything that universally binds us or even something that a good majority of people who live across this continent today can really agree on …

SPECIAL EPISODE: 'A Koori Doctor on getting in to medicine and facing COVID19' Dr. Erika Chapman-Burgess

July 8th, 2020


DISCLAIMER: Today's guest is medical professional but not an expert in infection control or an infectious diseases expert, so if anyone wants any …

EP6: 'Defying the enemy within' Joe Williams

July 5th, 2020


TW: There are discussions of suicidal thoughts and mental health throughout this discussion that may be triggering for some.

It is no secret that …

EP5: 'Look in the mirror every day and know you're beautiful, black and deadly', Cissy Gore-Birch

June 29th, 2020


Cissy Gore-Birch, is a mother of 5, the Executive Manager of Aboriginal Engagement for Bush Heritage Australia and such a positive, loving and passionate leader in her community who is forever fighting for the respect …

SPECIAL EPISODE: 'The Bowraville Murders', Allan Clarke

June 24th, 2020


In this very special episode of Always Was, Always Will be our stories, I sit down with Gomeroi and Muruwari filmmaker and journalist, Allan Clarke to discuss his new project, 'The Bowraville Murders.'

This documentary …

EP4: ‘Never forget we were the first scientists’ Deadly Science and Corey Tutt.

June 21st, 2020


If I asked you to imagine a $50 Australian note in your hands, what would you see? Firstly, you'd probably describe its yellow colour, then perhaps, …

EP3: 'The surprising history of Aboriginal people and the Debutante Ball', Nakkiah Lui & Miranda Tapsell

June 14th, 2020


When I say ‘debutante ball’ what comes to mind for you? A bunch of teenage girls, giggling, buzzing with nerves and excitement, dressed in flowing gowns, off to a flash venue, for the night of their lives, ready to …

EP2: 'Autism is not the end of the world, it's the start of a different journey', Tanika Davis

June 7th, 2020


Picture this, in the past 18 months you’ve had some of the biggest milestones of your life so far - you had your first child, a beautiful little boy, …

EP1: 'Foster kid to CEO', Isaiah Dawe

May 31st, 2020


This is the first ever episode of Always Was Always Will Be Our Stories, in today’s chat Marlee Silva sits down with Butchella and Gawara man Isaiah Dawe.

Like thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids in …

Always Was, Always Will Be Our Stories - S1 Trailer

May 12th, 2020


Yaama, I’m Marlee Silva, a Gamilaroi and Dunghutti writer and the Co-Founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas.

In these frightening and uncertain times, it feels as though there’s little left in life that has gone unchanged. Coming …

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