About the Local Story Space Project
The Local Story Space Project (on hiatus) is an online space for stories about creative women and their creative spaces. Based on Virginia Woolf’s idea that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write,” each interview is an opportunity to explore what space means, what feeds creativity and the ways that creative women make time and space for their creativity when there are often competing demands.
I write about art, design and culture by bringing words, pictures and sound together.
I visit creative women in their creative spaces and have a chat about their projects and lives. I created this project out of a desire to understand my own creativity by asking other women how they nurture their own.
This project is about visibility for women’s stories and work. The podcast means that creatives can tell their stories in their own voices. This project is also about creating a legacy for women and girls so that, “if you can see it, you can be it.” This project is about cheering each other on. It is a supportive and creative space.
As an intersectional feminist, I’m interested in gender equality and equal representation for all female identifying, trans and non-binary individuals in all aspects of life, including the art world.
About Jenni Mazaraki
I was accepted into the BA in Fine Art on my painting folio and finished the degree as a sculptor. I also have a BA in Visual Communication and a Master’s degree in Art Therapy. Art feels like my language. I have a thing for piles of dirt and grand manicured hedges. When I write and draw I feel most like myself and wonder what makes other creative women feel most like themselves.
June 2019: Somebody’s Baby, in We’ll Stand in that Place and other stories, Margaret River Press
May 2019: You know, in #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement, Picador
Oct 2018: In Japan, in The Bridport Prize anthology
2019: Longlisted in the Fish Publishing Flash Fiction prize
2019: Winner April 9, Flash Fiction Competition, Writers Victoria
2019: Shortlisted in the Margaret River Press prize
2018: Highly Commended in The Bridport Prize
2018: Longlisted in the Margaret River Press prize
2017: Shortlisted in the Deborah Cass prize
2017: Shortlisted in the Albury City Council short story award