500 words: What I was wearing
“Some items of clothing are linked to memories, emotions and experiences; The ‘lucky job interview’ undies, the jacket you wore on your first date, or a bikini that didn't fare well in water. Tell us how an outfit played a part during a significant moment”.
Clothes give us comfort and protection, and help us describe ourselves to the wider world. Some get worn out and thrown away, others become linked to strong memories.
Choose one item of clothing that has a special meaning for you. Perhaps it was a hand-me-down, a unique find at a market or an expensive splurge. Why is it special? What significant moments occurred while you were wearing it?
What do you think, feel and remember when you see it? Also, think about what it means to you now.
Take or find a photo of the clothes to present with your story.
(This was the project due in Mid December – you can check out some examples on ‘What I was wearing’ on the ABC Open web page )
500 Words: How I came here
Baghdad to Broome, city to country, rural to coast - tell us about your move for a better life.
It could be a story of migration, a tree or sea change adventure, returning to your home town, or moving for work or love.
Where did you move from, and why? What challenges did you face? What connects you to where you live now?
(This is the project with an end date of Jan 30 2016. You can see some examples of ‘How I came here’ on the ABC Open website.)
Have a very happy festive season,