Welcome to our October show for 2018

Again, apologies for the delay.

If anyone can offer their blogging services we’d greatly appreciate it!

For now – here’s the content from our October Show

Going Back

Both Christine and Fiona have recently gone back to prison – but as program providers, bringing their lived prison experience to enhance their delivery. But how did it feel to go back inside?


Public speaking

Seeds of Affinity have made so many public appearances lately, it’s hard to keep track.


Adelaide Women’s Prison Radio Project

In September Charlotte, Heather and Christine began a radio project in the Adelaide Women’s Prison, to produce audio materials aimed at supporting new arrivals. Here’s how it’s been going so far.


Prison Chaplaincy

Prison Chaplain Frances Bartlett joins us to talk about her work, supporting all prisoners regardless of their faith


And here’s the whole show


September content



Apologies for the lateness of this post – but here’s the links to all of the content from our September episode.

It’s so busy at Seeds of Affinity and Radio Seeds at the moment that we’re going to have to cut a few ‘podcasting’ corners for a while!





  1. https://soundcloud.com/drheatheranderson/september-2018-full-show


Ruby Unit July 2018

Each month, we’ve been keeping you up to date with changes at Adelaide Women’s Prison, and bringing you messages from some of the women in the newest part of the prison, the Ruby Unit. The way the prison operates seems to be changing really quickly at the moment, and we’ll keep you posted. For now, here are some of the thoughts of the women who were living in Ruby unit a few weeks ago.


Sex Industry Network



Right now there’s a shift in support towards decriminalising sex work in south Australia, with a motion moved in parliament and the attorney general pledging her support when the bill comes to the upper house.

As an issue effecting so many women in prison around the world, we turned to our sisters at the Adelaide based Sex Industry Network to find out more …

Check out more about SIN here http://www.sin.org.au/sindex.html

Here’s a bit more audio that we didn’t have time to broadcast

Radio Seeds radio show, August 2018

Better late than never, here is our August show with the music removed to comply with copyright restrictions

In this show we’re talking about the decriminalisation of sex work…..hearing from women locked up Ruby unit at Adelaide women’s prison… and bringing you more from ‘User Voice’ in the UK, who campaign for people with lived experience to have more of a role in shaping services


User Voice and Mark Johnson


Mark Johnson is the founder of User Voice, a prisoner-led social justice organisation from the UK. He was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Reintegration Puzzle conference, held in Hobart, Australia this June.

Linda and Fiona had a chat with Mark at the conference. Here’s part one, where Mark shares his life story and how it led him to establish the organisation.

Part Two (played on our August show)