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This is me


Often, we will look at other people’s social media pages and think they have the perfect life, we can walk past a stranger in the street and not understand what is going on behind their eyes. In this new weekly podcast, everyday Australians reveal their own battles that are both inspiring and uplifting.

THIS IS ME are intimate stories from everyday Australians as they share their life changing moments.

The Podcast is hosted by Siobhain McGirl (above) who is a mother of two that had her very own life changing moment when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer at just 40 years old.

Siobhan’s episode starts the series as she takes us through the highs and lows of her battle. Her story will not only make you think, it will inspire you.

The launch of the podcast and first episode coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative held every year in June. Bowel Cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer and claims the lives of 108 Australians every week - but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.

Joni Thomes Communications & Strategic Projects at Bowel Cancer Australia says:

“Siobhan’s story is one of hope and inspiration. Her ability to be so honest and funny when speaking about a topic frequently considered taboo illustrates the power in communicating one’s own experience with others to drive change. We are so glad we could play a part in supporting Siobhain in her recovery. We’re also grateful to Podshape for sharing and shaping these compelling stories, and for providing important information to those in search of support.”

Jay Walkerden - Head Shaper at Podshape said “these are such important stories to share and we hope that they can make a difference so that anyone that is facing a similar challenge knows that they are not alone.”

Over 10 weeks ‘THIS IS ME’ will share other life changing stories from everyday Australians which includes domestic violence, addiction, adoption, gender reassignment and mental health.

Podshape will use each episode to promote various community charities.

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