Cultivating a healthy relationship to self with Nicole Gibson

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2019


Today, on Make Some Noise we meet Nicole Gibson, a multi-award winning social entrepreneur, but she prefers to see herself as an unstoppable messenger of love and human potential. Nicole's mission is to gain collective participation in conversations that offer new possibility and new vision; let’s turn up the love. Nicole is a fierce ambassador for mental health, innovation and connection after recovering from her own terrifying lived experience with anorexia nervosa through her teenage years.


In this episode, Karly and Nicole talk about cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself. They speak about the importance of trust and the best ways for people to start believing in themselves. Nicole shares her experience and inspires us to start asking questions.


1:27 – An introduction to Nicole Gibson and how she started her mission

8:18 – Nicole gives her advice to people that feel scared of doing something they love

14:56 - “The way the...

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Speaking up, privilege and art as a form of activism with Shaun D'Souza

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2019

Today, on Make Some Noise, Karly chats with Shaun D'souza; an LGBTIQ+ artivist and youth worker. Shaun is a non-binary, bisexual, patriarchy smashing person of colour and migrant from India who has been thriving in Brisbane for the past two years.
Their current projects include advocating against trans and gender diverse homelessness, creating accessible and safe spaces for people from minority groups for creative expression and exploration and occasionally getting a good night of sleep.
If you'd like to explore and educate yourself further on all things gender diversity, you'll find some great links and resources below.
In this conversation we explore;
2:30 - Shaun introduces themselves and explores the terms that make up their identity (including but not limited to; LGBTIQ+, youth worker, artivist, non binary, trans, bisexual, person of colour) and how artivism plays a role in their life.
10:00 - Shaun explores the pros and cons of living in Australia...
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Validation and rejection with Lisa Orkin

Uncategorized Apr 05, 2019


Meet Lisa Orkin, an award-winning comedy radio producer and filmmaker. In her role as Creative Director for the award-winning Radio Ranch, Lisa has over 15 years experience in copywriting, scripting, audio production and voice acting in both traditional and digital media.


In this episode, Karly and Lisa share their stories about podcasting and creativity in general. They talk about rejection and the best way to deal with it, but they also share some interesting stories and opinions for people that are trying to get creativity back in their lives.


1:30 – Lisa Orkin makes a small introduction to herself

10:44 – Lisa talks about the role of creativity in her childhood and her relationship with creativity today

22:49 – Karly shares her opinion about why most podcasters only make it to seven episodes

32:46 – Lisa speaks about the relationship between creating, rejection and vulnerability

38:22 – Lisa shares an interesting story when she...

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Karine Bell - Culture and history and how it shapes our lived experience

Uncategorized Mar 29, 2019


Today, on Make Some Noise we meet Karine Bell, a Somatic Educator and Certified Mindfulness Instructor. She is also an anthropologist by training bringing culture and history to bear on an understanding of how a disconnection from the body has shaped our lived experience.


In this episode, Karly and Karine talk about the role of creativity in communities. Karine shares with us her incredible story about her time in Black Baptist Church where she was doing a dance program. She inspires us with her story to embrace our emotions and feel free to express them.


1:45 – A short introduction to Karine Bell

5:50 – Karly and Karine talk about how sometimes people leave with anxiety so long that they start thinking that it’s normal

13:14 – Karline tells her story about doing dance program in a Black Baptist Church

38:54 – “How we meet the experience like grief is going to influents how we are going to experience those moments”


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Sanchia Marshall - Post Natal Depression and Art as Business

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2019


Meet Sanchia Marshall, a watercolour artist from Brisbane. After having children, Sanchia went through post-natal depression which led her to rekindle her love of drawing, and she rediscovered the joy of painting with acrylics and watercolours.


In this episode, Karly and Sanchia talk about the way that art can help you when you experience depression. They chat about turning art into business and ways to deal with pressure.


3:56 – An introduction to Sanchia and role of creativity in her childhood

9:58 - The reasons why Sanchia started to explore creating

15:20 - Karly and Sanchia talk about pressure being the reason why people don't want to turn their art into business

18:26 - Sanchia talks about the first time that she has experienced depression

30:55 – “People are so uncomfortable with other people feeling shit”

39:16 – Karly and Sanchia talk about learing more about yourself through the process of creating art


To learn...

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Birth Trauma Disconnection from your body and Dance

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2019

Today, on Make Some Noise we meet Sharon Pakir, a speaker, trainer, coach and facilitator. She is a director of The Trailblazer Tribe — a company that helps its clients achieve personal, professional, and business growth.


In this episode, Sharon shares her incredible story with us. Sharon and Karly discuss trauma after an experience with death and huge medical trauma during the birth of her 2nd son and the way that art can help you overcome the worst periods in your life.


1:33 – An introduction of Sharon Pakir and a little background of what she does

3:48 – The beginning of her incredible story

27:25 – Sharon speaks about using art to help you with your trauma

33:00 – Karly and Sharon talks about how we all feel lonely which is the reason why we want to do anything so our kids doesn’t feel the same

38:00 - The rough period that we are going through is often reflected on our bodies.

48:40 – Sharon talks about learning to love...

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Embracing the Mighty Ugly in the Art of Creation

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2019


Today, on Make Some Noise, we meet Kim Werker, a writer and editor. She is the author of half a dozen crochet books and Make It Mighty Ugly, a guide to vanquishing creative demons.


In this episode, Kim and Karly chat about the ways to realize that there are no rules in creativity other than those rules that you’ve set up for yourself. They talk about fear, expectations and the fact that art is anything that you create no matter what majority of people would think about it.


2:09 – An introduction to Kim and reasons why she started to express her creativity

7:20 – Mighty Ugly and what was the story behind the project

23:10 - Kim and Karly talk about the fact that art does not have to avoid the ugly side

30:19 - The way that lack of expectations to create something beautiful is giving you more freedom to express your creativity

37:30 – Kim and Karly chat on how fear shouldn’t stop people from trying to create anything

46:35 -...

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Engineer to Art Therapist with Lina Carvajal

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2019


Lina Carvajal is a professionally-certified Life Coach, Art Therapist and Counsellor. She has worked as an Engineer in Colombia before coming to Australia and begun her journey through art therapy.


In this episode, Lina and Karly chat about making positive changes in life. Lina inspires us with her incredible story to get creativity back in our lives and accept ourselves as who we are instead of trying to fulfill all these unnecessary expectations.


2:18 - An introduction to Lina and her path of being an engineer to becoming an artist.

8:25 - Lina talks on how language barrier made things harder for her.

13:10 - First contact with art therapy and struggles to get your creativity back as an adult.

17:01 - Lina and Karly discuss expectations and how they can get you on the wrong path when you search for happiness.

23:01 - Creativity is all about the process, not about final product.

34:30 - Karly and Lina discuss how accepting yourself as an artist and the best...

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Death and dying and grief and joy and art with Bronwyn Ward

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2019

Meet Bronwyn Ward, a drawing and printmaking artist and arts and health practitioner. Bronwyn lived in England for thirteen years where she worked as both an artist and a palliative care therapist. And today's conversation explores the huge role that art can play in helping improve our death literacy.


Karly and Bronwyn chat about everything from how to talk to those dealing with loss, to creating compassionate communities, to the importance of cultivating creativity in your life - especially if you are not artistic.


2:00 - An introduction to Bronwyn and bit of the backstory about what lead her to work in palliative care and her commitment to death literacy.

7:40 - The parallels between birth and death, connecting and supporting those dealing with loss, and how art can open up conversations that may otherwise be left unsaid.

18:50 - The complexities of grief and the grief loop

24:00 - How Bronwyn brought together her palliative care history and art... the idea of a...

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Making sweet music from your trauma and grief with Shawn Madden

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2019

Meet Shawn Madden, a talented musician who brings the gift of song to his clients by collaboratively writing the song their heart is calling to have written.


In this episode, Shawn and Karly talk about the role of music and community in our lives. Shawn inspires us to acknowledge and connect with our own voice and innate music. The value of music at a familial and community level is brought into the light and Shawn plays live two songs from his storytelling collaborations.


0:33 Meet Shawn and discover his relationship with music.

2:10 Shawn shares his refocus from fostering community to actually experiencing what it is to be rooted in community.

6:26 The link between our separation from music as a language and the fracturing of family and community in our society today.

10:13 Hip hop is a re-indigenisation of music and a return to authentic storytelling.

12:37 Shawn talks about his focus on song writing with and for individuals who want to connect with their own...

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