Imagine falling in love with your soul mate, having a child together and living blissfully ever after. Then in one moment life as you know it is decimated. Over. What happens the moments after you live through the worst moment of your life? How do you recover? How do you go on? How do you grieve?
For help processing grief, Jo has published Grief - a guided journal.
You can also follow Jo on Instagram @jo.betz and at her website jobetz.com.au.
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Charlie has survived extreme neglect, abuse and cruelty at the hands of his mother. At the age of 12 she dropped him off at a care home and never returned.
Charlie was thrown into the foster system like 1000's of other children. Moved 10 times in 8 years. This is his story.
Content warning: This episode deals with child abuse and neglect. For help, children can contact Kids helpline on 1800 55 1800. Adults can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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Parenthood is hard. Of course there are great parts, rewarding, exciting, loving parts. But a lot of it is terrifying and confronting. What if you knew your child was heavily depressed and was giving suicidal hints? What if you found out the reason for that was because they were incredibly unhappy with the gender they were assigned at birth?
What if on the edge of puberty you found out it was no longer possible for them to pretend any longer. They wanted to be the opposite sex. They wanted to...
Sarah Kearns is a cop -you can imagine she's seen some bad stuff, lots that would shake you to the core. But she took it all in her stride, she loved her job and had been privileged not to have had to deal with anything like she'd seen at work.
Until one day whilst 28 weeks pregnant she was faced with the worst news possible. The baby inside her had died. Sarah's world stopped.
This is a story of love, grief and courage and what happens after you find out the worst news ever.
When I think of the stereotypical psychic I think of a middle aged woman with a crystal ball and flowing clothes, lots of candles and crystals. But David is the opposite, youthful, super intellectual, his last job was working in criminal prosecution. He wears designer labels and hangs out with the cool kids. It's almost jolting to see his gifts in action. Before he worked as a medium psychic he was a sceptic.
You can follow David and his predictions on Instagram @davidthemedium or...
What do you know about BDSM? Is it what you have seen in Bollywood films, read about in 50 shades of grey or have you experienced it first hand? Mistress Eva takes us deep inside her dungeon and shares the intimate world of being a mistress. We talk about who these people are that seek her services, how much it costs to worship her and how far she is willing to go to take someone to the edge of their desires. The most shocking part - this isn't "just" Eva's work, she doesn't clock off after a...
Do you recycle? Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth? Maybe you even stopped eating meat to save the planet. What if I said someone is dumpster diving, eating road kill and only has 44 possessions to help save the world? Would it inspire you or freak you out. Rob Greenfield was just like us, but now he is the environmental guru. Rob has dedicated his life to extreme activism and to teach humans how to be better.
Find out more about Rob on his website robgreenfield.org.
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The Deep acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Chloe Quayle is a proud Malyangapa, Barkindji woman, a talented artist and rapper and a respected member in her community. But 3 years ago things were wildly different. Chloe had been in and out of the system since she was 14 but this time Chloe turned herself in. She was pregnant...
Ginger Gorman is a journalist and author. After being horrifically trolled she decided to look into who, what and where are these trolls? She didn't realise it would consume 5 years of her life, that she would suffer PTSD and be actively seeking to change the law or that she would end up with a troll husband.
Read more from Ginger by purchasing her book Troll Hunting.
This episode deals with cyber bullying. Resources can be found at www.esafety.gov.au. Children can also contact Kids...
Ice, Crank, Tina- Whatever you want to call it "Crystal Meth" is one of the most addictive and life destroying substances.
Ed opens up to us about his innocent introduction to this deadly drug and how it took hold over every part of his life. His love affair with Ice was deep and he had no intentions of getting clean until something happened. Something so shocking and traumatic it saved his life.
Please note Ed's name has been changed for privacy reasons.
Trigger warning: This episode...
I have always been fascinated with sex workers. I just hadn't been exposed to many like Indie. Indie isn't your stereotype. She is natural, freckled, curvy with no shame in showing her body hair, self harm scars, cellulite and stretch marks.
She is in the industry as a business woman. Indie takes her work seriously and even further, she really wants to impact her clients for the better- she meets them without judgement and holds space for them to explore whatever tickles their fancy.
Trigger warning- This episode contains explicit information on domestic violence.
Justine is a proud indigenous woman, a social worker, mother of 2 and a bit of an instagram influencer. Like many on social media she was portraying a life that was perfect. One day that all came crashing down when she shared the truth about her husband.
The man that should be protecting her was the one inflicting the most horrific acts of violence.
Justine realised in one of his attacks she was close to...
We continue talking to Sandra Pankhurst but now we move into her current work as a trauma cleaner.
What is that?
Its the work no one wants to do, 3 week old decaying body- call the trauma cleaner, double suicide- call the trauma cleaner, meth lab explosion- call the trauma cleaner, 45 years worth of hoarding you call Sandra.
Sandra works within the worst conditions but brings the most dignity to her clients. She takes us through some of her toughest jobs and shares what its like doing the...
Sandra is like a cat that has nine lives. There are so many chapters of this story we had to share it over two episodes.
Sandra grew up as Peter and through his life he was many things: He became a father, a husband, a woman, a drag artist, a prostitute, a drug addict, a law abiding citizen, a married woman, one of Melbourne's high society, a business owner, a widow and a trauma cleaner.
As you can imagine this is a hell of a ride. It is a story that has a lot of explicit and adult...
What would you do if you found out your life partner was doing meth, what if the lies didn't stop? What if after all that trauma and becoming a solo parent you get a terminal cancer diagnosis? No family around to help. No options. What would you do?
Kate is heroic, some may even say a little mad, because Kate thinks she can beat this death sentence and she even put a timeline on it. 365 days. Is this possible?
What does it entail?
This is a conversation that covers trauma, how to deal with...
From terminal parents and online trolls to sex workers, extremists and drug addicts, The Deep is a place for thought-provoking conversations that help us explore who we are, when no one is looking. Cracked wide open by her past trauma, grief and abuse Host Zoe Marshall holds the space for others to share their fascinating stories and perspectives through these deep conversations.