Following on from the hugely successful SNAKE Forum held in Melbourne earlier this year, the SNAKE team wanted to find out how the experience had impacted on the lives and work of the women who had attended since returning home.
In the months following, we heard lots of positive stories from the participants, including some newspaper and radio spots. But to really find out what people had been up to we caught up with one of the participants, Elise Bailey, on a Sunday afternoon in Gympie, Queensland at a young person’s sexual health day she and her work colleagues from Family Planning Queensland had organised.
We talked about her experience at the Forum, and how this positively shaped her work since. We also talked about SNAKE, and the importance of having a condom that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people can relate to. We discussed some of the challenges of being an Indigenous sexual health worker, and of course all the great bits too.
The short documentary film we produced shows our interview with Elise that day. It also gives the brief history of the SNAKE Condoms project itself. Enjoy!