Conversations for Ally
Episode 3: Virginia Tapscott Part 2

Episode 3: Virginia Tapscott Part 2

September 20, 2020

In this episode which is Part 2, Virginia shares about how Ally developed a problem with drugs and alcohol, her self harming, factors surrounding sexual abuse and rape, suicidal thoughts and the end of Ally’s life. You’ll also notice how much Alex achieved despite what she had endured.

This part of Ginny’s story was not easy to record and it’s not always easy listening but we know that it’s the right thing to do.

Alex was my oldest friend and has been one of the most significant people in my life, she even introduced me to my husband. We always said we’d be best friends forever and as much as I desperately miss her now, the least I can do is make sure people keep saying her name.

Please be aware that this episode does deal with sensitive topics and adult themes.

Trigger Warning: sexual abuse, rape, eating disorder, suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol abuse, drug overdose. 

In an emergency, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.

National Crisis Numbers:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program: Linking people to Mental Health Support ramhp.com.au 

If you get something out of this episode, please give it a rating on your podcast app and share this post so other people can find it easier.

** Virginia lives on a farm between Albury and Holbrook and our connection dropped out a few times for a couple of seconds so apologies in advance if you notice a gap every now and then.

Episode 2: Virginia Tapscott Part 1

Episode 2: Virginia Tapscott Part 1

September 19, 2020

In this episode, which is Part 1 of Virginia Tapscott's story, Virginia shares with us about her childhood, anxiety and eating disorder at boarding school, meeting her husband Rhys and creating their family, her passion for the environment, the sexual abuse that both herself and her sister suffered at the hands of two trusted male relatives and an incident that involved her sister having a drug overdose.

You will laugh out loud, feel in her pain and be in awe of the obstacles she has had to overcome. Now more than ever Virginia is determined to speak the truth.

Please be aware that this episode does deal with sensitive topics and adult themes.

Trigger Warning: sexual abuse, rape, eating disorder, suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol abuse, drug overdose. 

In an emergency, call 000 or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.

National Crisis Numbers:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program: Linking people to Mental Health Support ramhp.com.au 

If you enjoy this episode, please give it a rating on your podcast app and share it with friends so other people can find it easier.

** Virginia lives on a farm between Albury and Holbrook and our connection dropped out a few times for a couple of seconds so apologies in advance if you notice a gap every now and then.

Episode 1: Sarah Barnes

Episode 1: Sarah Barnes

September 3, 2020

With much anticipation, I am pleased to be 'dropping' my first official episode for the podcast, Conversations for Ally.

This is Sarah Barnes.

Sarah's story is nothing short of inspirational. She has experienced heart break, love, loss and pure joy. Sarah is one in a million and after all she's been through personally, she now trains people around the world in how to set goals for themselves, how to achieve them and how to be resilient.

A quote Sarah lives by is "Option A isn't available so I'm going to kick the hell out of Option B" and she feels her purpose in life is "to inspire people to be the best they can be personally and professionally, so that together we can build resilient communities".

If you enjoy this episode, please give it a rating on your podcast app so other people can find it easier. 

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see what is coming up.

Thank you.

ABC interview with Kristy Reading

ABC interview with Kristy Reading

September 1, 2020

Kristy Reading from ABC New England North West interviewed Ebonnie Whan on her friendship with Alex Tapp and the inspiration behind the podcast. 

Aired on the 1st of September 2020. 

Trailer: Conversations for Ally

Trailer: Conversations for Ally

August 21, 2020

A podcast featuring resilient Australian women from the bush.

Stay tuned, Conversations for Ally is launching soon!

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