Society & Culture
Se 02 Ep 09 Ellie Scott, Kangaroo Ground, Part Two
In part one of this conversation, Ellie Scott spoke about her father’s experience of migration from Argentina to the USA, and her observations about second culture kids and hospitality, before reflecting on her own experience of migration from the USA to Australia.
In this episode, part two of their conversation, Sharon Southwell asks Ellie about her experiences living in Indonesia and West Papua and working in Australia in a cross-cultural context. Ellie speaks movingly about the importance of language for all of us in expressing matters of the heart, and the challenges and riches of cross-cultural experiences.
You can find Ellie’s songs at 'Send out your word': https://wycliffe.org.au/store/send-word-cd/
Ellie and her husband Graham have a blog at www.gescott.net where you can find out more about their work.
Listeners who are interested in working cross-culturally might consider enrolling in subjects through the Summer Institute of Linguistics of Australia or investigating their six-week intensive Summer course, Launch. For details visit sila.org.au/launch.
Next episode: We speak to Karien about her experience of migrating from Holland.
For Season 1 (2017) interview transcripts and photos, Season 2 (2018) podcast notes and photos, and information about how to take part in the project, and how to contact us, visit the This Is Us Australia project website (see Blog, Project Description, and Contact). You are welcome to leave comments or feedback there or on the Podbean Ap.
Special thanks to Rambo2100 via Flickr for the photograph ‘Flinders Street’ used in the artwork and to Podington Bear for the theme music from ‘Forces’.
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