Share Your Voice
Get Well Circus is doing a call out for the voices of community with chronic pain or illnesses who want to speak out about their experiences: www.tinyurl.com/getwellstory
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We're entering into creative development that invites members of the chronic* pain and illness community to share their voices in firsthand storytelling of experiences in their healthcare journey: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
We're hoping to explore creative ways of sharing broader lived experiences on stage or via our platforms. This is an opportunity to reach out and collaborate with our community towards greater visibility and solidarity through our circus creative development.
If you have a story you'd like to share anonymously, or be followed up for a short voice recording for possible creative outcomes, please fill out our Google form: https://forms.gle/hqVG7ZvDxejR2WnQ7
If you are struggling or find this troubling, please reach out for help or contact Lifeline for 24/7 support on 13 11 14 or access specialised arts industry support on 1800 959 500.
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*We acknowledge, support and respect that language within the community is varied. We support 'persistent pain' and 'persistent illness' as valid experiences and expressions. We've consciously chosen to identify with "chronic" due to our purpose in exploring toil and trouble. This doesn't mean these conditions should be thought of as a 'life sentence'. #spoonielife