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About Local Story Space

Local Story Space 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 site out of a desire to understand my own creativity by asking other women how they nurture their own.

This space is about visibility for women’s stories and work. The podcast means that women can tell their stories in their own voices. This space is also about creating a legacy for women and girls so that, “if you can see it, you can be it.” This space is about cheering each other on. It is a supportive and creative space for all women.

As a feminist, I’m interested in gender equality and equal representation for all female identifying individuals in all aspects of life, including the art world.

About Jenni Mazaraki

mebandwlighterI 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 draw I feel most like myself and wonder what makes other creative women feel most like themselves. You can read more about me here.

Articles for other publications

2017 Interview with Dawn Tan, Illustrator and Teacher for Creative Women’s Circle

2017 Kate Just is here to knit powerful women and be your feminist fan for The Ladies Network

2017 Making Space: Freya Bennett, co-director, Ramona Magazine for girls for Creative Women’s Circle

2017 Inside the ‘Making Modernism’ exhibition at Heide Museum for The Ladies Network

2017 In the Studio with Rachel Ang for The Ladies Network