Carmel’s story

Carmel’s story: Be taken through Carmel’s childhood where, abused, she never learnt to read or write. After a life on the streets and in psychiatric hospitals, today Carmel coordinates a reading and writing group and is an important member of her local community.

In Stories from A Place to Belong, we hear five people tell their stories, in their own words, of how their lives have been shaped by their experiences with mental illness and learning disabilities. Gem, Rach, Holly, Carmel and Gavin all worked closely with radio producer Hamish Sewell to record and create their stories. These powerful sound pieces have been exhibited in the Museum of Brisbane exhibition ‘Remembering Goodna’ and featured on Radio National’s Radio Eye.