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Anna McGahan

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Anna McGahan: Creativity and the Creative Process


Creativity and the Creative Process. Recently, I spoke with Anna McGahan about creativity, the creative process, and imagination. We explore creativity in community, her creative process as an element of flow, and the role narratives play in our lives as humans. We recognize that all people are ‘creatives’ and discuss the creative mandate that exists in each and every one of us and how we find peace in our creative process. Anna is an actor, author, poet and screenwriter, whose work prioritizes a defiant female gaze to explore experiences of embodiment, relationships, motherhood and spirituality. Her debut book 'Metanoia: A Memoir of a Body Born Again' was a finalist in the ECPA Christian Book Awards (USA), and shortlisted for Australian Christian Book of the Year. Her second book, 'Skin'- a book of blessings for pregnant and birthing women - was released in 2021. Her feature film ‘The Ghost Light’ is currently in development. She lives on Jagera and Turrbal Country, with her husband and two young daughters. For more information visit annamcgahan.com.  I hope you find this conversation helpful!


26 Mar 2021

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Anna McGahan - 08 Aug 2020


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7 Aug 2020

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169 | Anna McGahan Covid-19 VBAC Induced Midwifery Care

Australian Birth Stories

In today’s episode I talk to Anna @annamcgahan about her beautiful VBAC in the midst of Covid-19. She describes her second birth, with daughter Juniper, as a birth of juxtapositions: an induced, drug-free, hospitalised, hypnobirth VBAC. It’s a birth story complete with an incredibly positive induction, strong midwife support, unwavering faith in body and mind and the immense healing of redemptive birth after trauma.I interviewed Anna about her first birth in episode #61. She talks in detail about her very rare placental abruption at 33weeks which was only discovered when she stopped feeling foetal movements (primary symptoms are pain and bleeding but Anna had neither). Mercy was born via emergency cesarean and stayed in the NICU for weeks before Anna and husband Jonathan took her home.If you'd like my FREE guide on perineal massage click If you'd like my FREE 5-minute breathing exercise click Follow us on Instagram to keep the conversation going. To learn more about The Birth Class  my online childbirth education course head to the shop 

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13 Apr 2020

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Anna McGahan - House Husbands to Metanoia

Luke and Susie Podcast

In this podcast we are speaking to the lovely actress, Anna McGahan. By the age of 23, Anna McGahan was wrestling with the rest of the world for ownership of her femininity, sexuality and physicality. As a young actor suddenly thrust into the spotlight as a poster girl for sexual liberation - intent on exploring New Age spirituality, the next relationship and the wildest high - her path continuously pointed her to chaos, consumption and isolation. Until she met God. We will chat to Anna about her new novel, the story of reconciling with her body, mapping its journey from a cheapened product in a marketplace to a vessel of astonishing worth. This is a deeply personal and radical story, of a body rescued, redeemed and set free. Of holy pain and undeserved healing. Of a life completely and irrevocably changed. Don't miss this!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


28 Oct 2019

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Quantum 64 - The one with Nobel, Trump and the Kurds; Poland; International Pronouns Day; Democrats Intolerance; China and Apple; Climate Hypocrites; Anna McGahan; Japan v. Scotland; and more...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BH08ja-jY 2) President Trump and the Kurds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG5696HUTqI https://www.christianpost.com/news/kurdish-female-politician-who-worked-to-unite-christians-arabs-kurds-executed-in-syria.html?uid=38b40306c7&utm_source=The+Christian+Post+List&utm_campaign=8f40e2d3bf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_15_04_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dce2601630-8f40e2d3bf-2509241 3) Polish Elections - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50037654 4) International Pronouns Day https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/10/a-transphobic-crime-wave-has-hit-oxford/ https://twitter.com/iainmacwhirter/status/1184532861317210113?s=20 https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1184489076008853506?s=20 5) Democrats Intolerance - Beto O’Rourke - https://twitter.com/LyleShelton/status/1182505860813086721?s=20 Elizabeth Warren – Just marry one woman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekEId2B84E 6) Chinese Control of Corporations – Hong Kong 7) Climate Change Hypocrites - https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/10/lewis-hamilton-and-the-unbearable-climate-change-hypocrites/?sfns=mo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2w2bCMhc9k -   https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-britain-transport/climate-change-activists-protest-against-british-high-speed-train-line-idUKKBN1WU0OC 8) Anna McGahan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S-tZI4t0BU&fbclid=IwAR0oANWwW4HDWRegtJeX7tXmKuugAtX1czckNhwFMzdoWsN7VyqpbKy5Ta0 Can you play the first minute of this?   9) Christian Misuse of the Internet - https://theweeflea.com/2019/10/16/christians-please-stop-breaking-the-ninth-commandment-on-social-media/ 10) Top 20 Books you have lied about - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/best-books-most-read-uk-war-peace-lie-1984-a9145946.html 11) Japan v. Scotland – Can you play some of this – perhaps the ending when they have victory?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekEId2B84E Quote of the week –Sadio Mané "Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world? I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people. I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy. I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me".


18 Oct 2019

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Ep 6- Interview with Anna McGahan- The Female Body, Parenting, Acting, Writing and the Spiritual Journey.

The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality

In this episode Joel talks to Australian actor, writer and mother Anna McGahan, who is best known for her roles in the TV-shows Underbelly, House Husbands, Anzac girls, the Doctor Blake Mysteries and Picnic at Hanging Rock. The discussion revolves around the emotional cost of acting, being a mum and a creative, the spiritual journey, the #metoo movement within the acting industry and the journey of reconciliation with the body. SO MUCH GOODNESS!! _________________________________ Anna's BLOG- http://www.aforbiddenroom.com and her Insta- https://www.instagram.com/annamcgahan All music in todays episode by Joshua Fuhrmeister-  www.joshf.com.au. _________________________________ SUPPORT the PODCAST with a monthly amount at https://www.patreon.com/thedeepplacepodcast Find Joel's work at- www.joelmckerrow.com. Find Joy Prouty's work at- www.theproutys.co FIND the podcast at www.thedeepplacepodcast.com JOIN the Podcast FB community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedeepplacepodcast Check out the INSTAGRAM at https://www.instagram.com/thedeepplacepodcast The Deep Place is sponsored by https://www.whitley.edu.au ___________________________


8 Apr 2019

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Episode 4 - Anna McGahan

The Good Thief

Anna McGahan; actress, writer, mother and badass sits down with The Good Thief for what is an unbelievably eloquent chat. Join us as we swing between discussing creative sensitivity, the unbridled power and clarity that can come with owning your own voice and much more, this was a real treat - enjoy.  


3 Nov 2018

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Episode 13 - Anna McGahan - Concealed challenges of life as an actress

The GoodCast

Anna is an Australian actress, poet, writer and theology student who talked candidly with me about some of the many challenges that face many women in the entertainment industry, including sexual harassment.


20 Dec 2017

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Ep 08: Anna McGahan - Actor, Writer & Poet

Hew's Interviews

Lachie catches up with Anna (with a cameo by Fern the Bird) over tea to discuss her stage and screen career, her writing and poetry. Theme Song by Jess Newman.


5 Nov 2017

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E063 | Anna McGahan (Actor//Writer)

Coming Up Next

Underbelly, ANZAC Girls, House Husbands, and winning the Heath Ledger Scholarship. We hit these notes, and get down into faith, nudity on screen, and, as always, what makes her silly. This week, Coming Up Next... Anna McGahan!


12 Sep 2016