Long Story Short

Reshaping the narrative of women's sexual and reproductive health.

The Long Story Short project aims to elevate the voices and perspectives of women and gender diverse people living in the Goulburn North East and Loddon Mallee areas of regional Victoria. Centering the lived experience of women in fostering solutions around sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and service access will inform WHGNE and WHLM’s advocacy and resource development around SRH in our regions. 

About the project

Long Story Short: Reshaping the narrative of women’s sexual and reproductive health (formerly Storylines), is a multiyear project collecting lived-experience perspectives to inform advocacy, resource development and research into improving sexual and reproductive healthcare and information for women* in regional Victoria.

Supported by quantitative data collection and the expert opinions of health professionals from across the Goulburn North East and Loddon Mallee regions, lived-experience perspectives form the heart of the Long Story Short project, and inform the solutions-based advocacy and practical resource development intended as an outcome of the project.

WHGNE will be holding a series of focus groups on sexual and reproductive health over October and November 2023.

WHLM will be undertaking a series of solutions-based workshops with communities in early 2024.

Local Perspectives

The Storylines project began in 2019 to collect lived experience data from women living in the Goulburn North East and Loddon Mallee areas, around sexual and reproductive healthcare in a rural and regional context.

You can peruse the stories we collected in this first iteration of Storylines HERE.