My name is Bryce Taylor from the Sunshine Coast.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Behavioural studies as I believe it is important to understand the psychology of each unique individual that make up our communities. I have been delivering mental health programs for young people centred around brain health, and I am currently in the process of developing a new program that centres on respectful relationships education which will be trialed in a community next week.
Domestic and sexual violence is an important issue Australia wide, my aim is to address certain dynamics that exist and create a discussion with students about why certain attitudes are normalised to prompt consciousness around how words and actions have potentially damaging implications. 🖤💛❤️
Because of Her, We Can Ebook Female Leader, Kylie-Lee Bradford said, “Growing up in a small Aboriginal community, I wanted to prove to Indigenous women all over Australia that if you have a dream and believe in yourself, anything is possible." "Learning to be very resilient and mastering the ability to haggle was key for me to keep going even when we got knocked back. I’m always open to learning new skills and networking with like-minded business people." YOU’VE JUST WON A NATIONAL PITCH INVESTMENT COMPETITION. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU PLAN TO USE THE FUNDS TO GROW KAKADU TINY TOTS AND TO DRIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
This is a very exciting time for our company! Building an interactive platform enabling customers to be able to customize their own organic baby designs using hand painted Indigenous art from all over the world.
We continue to build and support a community of Eco Sellers enabling women all over the world to have their own micro business under the Kakadu Tiny Tots Brand.
The Kakadu team is extremely passionate about giving back to our community and helping Indigenous communities become more sustainable.
Read more in the National Because of Her, We Can eBook (link in profile).
I’m so deeply proud of @kaiit_isshe. From the moment I heard her first sing at about 14 years I knew she was born to shine bright! 🌟
Now at the ripe age of just 20 and literally just having launched her career as a singer she’s already selling out shows around Australia!
It was such an honour as a big sis, to have her on this campaign for PUMA and to create with her.
This is only the beginning of her journey and I’m so deeply proud and excited to see the journey for her unfold!.
She’s got the triple threat of indigenous blood in her and the power of all our ancestors carrying her! The world is blessed to have your voice and artistry @kaiit_isshe. I’ll be walking beside you clapping and cheering for you all the way! Shine your light for the world to see susa!
Go download her EP and check out the Puma campaign in stores across Australia/ New Zealand! 🌺🌞💫 Photographer @yasminsuteja
MUA @rosiekalina - @be.onecreative
Styling me - @be.onecreative
FOLLOW @be.onecreative / @be.collectiveculture .
It amazes me how society/corporates/governments try to implement strategies that address Indigenous issues without consulting the Indigenous peole. Yet we have something like the #ulurustatement which has been presented after consultantion with communities or have Indigenous people working in roles that drives Indigenous outcomes but their voices arent being heard that can assist in implementing better outcomes for our people. How can things change for the better for us when our opinions/views/voices arent being considered in the solution? #rantfortheday#indigenouspeople#aboriginal#torresstraitislander
Hi my name is Wendi Torres and I am a proud Bardi and Jabirr Jabirr woman from Broome WA. I am currently in my last year of Exercise and Health Science at UWA and I am going to be beginning my Master of Teaching (Secondary) next year.
The reason I have chosen a path specifically in Health and Physical education is because I think that it is important for our mob to know that exercise is a powerful tool! Not only do you have fun doing it but it lifts a lot of stress and helps with mental and physical health issues. From depression all the way to diabetes!
Growing up in Broome I always felt lucky we have our culture and I take pride in it and I want to be a positive role model in my community.
I believe education is an important key in moving forward, becoming better people and a becoming stronger healthier mob! 🖤💛❤️
Because of Her, We Can Ebook Female Leader, Julie-ann Lambourne said, “When you see a person go out the same door they came into carrying all sorts of burdens, now full of hope and confidence, you feel that your work is genuinely making a difference in people’s lives.” SHARE WITH US HOW OVERCOMING YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES OF GROWING UP IN EXTREME POVERTY AND SERIOUS TRAUMA LEAD TO YOU TO CREATE ENVIZION GROUPTO HELP OTHERS.
Growing up in extreme poverty and serious trauma drove my passion to be a part of creating enVizion Group Inc. so that other people who have this lived experience feel they have a place to go where they will be treated with dignity, respect and understanding. I grew up feeling hopeless and alone, so enVizion instils and builds on hope so people can see beyond their circumstances and reach their individual potential.
We create an environment based on success, not failure and provide programs that lead to real opportunities. I want people to feel part of an extended family and know that no matter what they’ve been through that they are valued and our staff will always have their back. Years after they have finished programs, many of our people return just to say hello or to seek additional support and guidance if they feel they are going off-track.
Read Julie-ann's interview in the Because of Her, We Can Ebook (link in profile).
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. And in this Ebook we pay our respects to 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female leaders from across Australia who are making a difference to businesses, communities, our schools and families. (Link in profile)
Here is Artist Casey Coolwell’s statement behind the incredible image above she created to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Islander Female Leadership within this project:
GROWING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE
As women we learn, share and grow off one another, to encourage, feed and protect our people, just like the powers of a tree.
The centre circle line work represents the growing lines of a tree’s core and the strength of our Elders.
The gathering dots around it and the outer leaves indicate its power to feed our people with its resources, water, food, animals and medicine.
The small U shaped elements represent our strong and powerful women gathered around to protect their community.
The scattered white dots represent our Ancestors watching over and helping guide our women through this process
Thanks to Karen Seage, Casey, Maryanne O'Grady and the Snap Underwood team for your hard work in bringing this project to light. And to Sharon Kinchela and Chris Carter from @kinchelas Ngiyani, our sisters and partners on this journey.
My name is Joshua Toole/Thurston.
I am a proud Gamilaraay man from Coonamble NSW.
I am a Personal Trainer and currently studying a Diploma of nutrition as well as finishing off my PE teaching Degree (fingers crossed it's all complete at the end of next year). I have also developed a healthy lifestyle initiative that provide children, youth and our elders with education that promotes a better quality of live - @blackfitfitness
I became an educator, because I see it as the most predominant force in Closing The Gap that our people face today.
People's ignorance is due to lack of education, including our own at times.
Although I'm educating and studying to teach I will never stop learning. The beauty of education is that it is endless and forever opening new doors for everyone involved. 🖐🏿🖐🏻❤️
@junjurriworkshop Founder, Nathalie McLean said, “Women can and should be the leaders and authors of their own destiny.” Junjurri Workshop engages children and educators with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language, art and stories. I found a way to work with early years, kindergarten and primary school children in an immersive and nurturing way which reflects the way I was told the story of the Junjurris. This is helping children, teachers and parents to accept and appreciate First Nations peoples and our culture. It is laying a strong foundation for the future of education in this country. I link all of my workshops to national education curriculum standards and provide resources to ensure that educators can make the most of my program and be inspired to find ways to integrate it further into their lesson plans.
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY IS PROGRESSING WITH EMBRACING UNDERSTANDING OF INDIGENOUS CULTURE?
I feel like we are at a turning point. It’s been an awfully long time coming and with the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors and families behind us, especially our mothers, I can see that Australia is just starting to wake up. We still have a long way to go, but our country is beginning to see how much they have been deprived of a real connection with First Nations peoples.
Embracing the original inhabitants of our home is the only way to move forward together and begin to heal the people and the land.
Read more in the Because of Her, We Can ebook (link in profile)
We had a very special visit earlier this month from Sir #PeterCosgrove , the Governor-General of Australia, who visited our bookstore with his wife, Lynne as part of their short trip to #Broome . They were very interested to learn about the history of Magabala Books and the numerous achievements and accolades of the many talented #Aboriginal and #TorresStraitIslander authors and illustrators who we have been honoured to work with and publish over the past 31 years.
Hi my name is Maddison Smart.
I’m a proud Gumbaynggirr women from the beautiful small town Bowraville which is located on the coast in NSW.
I am currently studying a bachelors degree in primary education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney.
I work at a catholic primary school in Bowraville which has a high percentage of Indigenous kids. I really enjoy working with the future generations of indigenous kids as they are so engaging and full of great ideas. I love my job!
One of the biggest reasons I choose to become a primary teacher is because our students deserve to know the true history of Australia and something I am also very passionate about is that our children need to know that being Indigenous Australian is something to be extremely proud of not something to be ashamed of.
I hope to inspire my students to stride towards their dreams and goals and to break the stereotypes! I hope to be a positive and influential role model to our future generation.👣✌🏾🖤🌟
@sandrakingmanagement said, "Nearly 20 years after a successful career in modelling for stores like @myer @sportsgirl @davidjones and numerous fashion businesses, I saw that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander models were absent in fashion parades and advertising campaigns.
It bothered me as it brought back memories of being told ‘I probably won’t get many bookings because I was Aboriginal’, after I completed my first modelling course in 1972.
If fashion businesses were not going to book our models for parades and photographic work, then I’d have to do it myself by showcasing our professionally trained models.
It didn’t take long for the models to receive bookings for fashion parades and photographic work with Myer being the first to book them for a parade!" Read Sandra's complete interview in the Because of Her, We Can Ebook (link in profile)
Lets talk QLD coast roadtrip 😍 -
Have you been to the 13 metre high kangaroo at the Matilda Truck & Travel Stop??? -
-> Australia's official opening ceremony mascot of the 1982 Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane
-> She can turn her head, wriggle her ears & wink + blink her eyes
-> Her pouch is a door! During the ceremony her pouch let out 20 children dressed as Joey's -
Approx 2hrs north of Brisbane you will find this Australian icon at the commonly used Puma Truck Stop fuel station at Kybong, South of Gympie. -
So stop off on your way, have a bite to eat at the large indoor eatery, bathroom facilities, fuel, laundromat available, feed the ducks and other minor shops 🤗
🌺 Mumma G -
"Sisterhood is colour blind," often said by our partner @kinchelas. To celebrate Indigenous Business Month we invited some Brisbane members to celebrate the launch of the National Because of Her, We Can Ebook and meet some of the women featured. Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us (from L to R)! Denise Gibbons, Women's Leadership Specialist
Sandra King - Managing Director @sandrakingmanagement
Jade Collins - Femeconomy
Trina Hockley, Non-Executive Director @lmgoldstar
Maree Beare, CEO & Founder, @wanngieco
Cherissma Blackman - Tourism Manager Ngardu Cultural Heritage Tours and Port Curtis Cania Callide
Nola Turner-Jensen - CEO & Founder Crackerjack Education
Kylee Fitzpatrick - Founder & CEO @teamwomenaustralia
Alanna Bastin-Byrne @femeconomy
Dr. Kerry Bodle, Griffith University
Daile Drevins, Director, Salt Design, Brisbane
Stacey Head, Founder & Managing Director, @shewearaustralia
Mariam Elliott, Managing Director, Middle East Connect & Cultural Advisors
Caroline McGuire (FCPHR), Non-Executive Director & HR Specialist, Clariti Consulting Australia
My Name is Neil Sabatino, I'm from Hammond Island Zenadh Kes. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) with Yalbalinga Indigenous Higher Education Unit at Strathfield ACU.
Growing up in the Torres Straits it was important to participate in hunting, song and dance and be connected to family, land and sea, for that I have had the best teachers in my life. Moving away from home makes me realise how important it is to hold on to those things and be proud.
Hunting, song, dance and teaching has been built into our people naturally and I always believed that the reason for the survival of our culture and identity is because of the responsibilities of knowledge and understanding our teachers passed down from generation to generation. As a proud Indigenous man from Zenadh Kes I want to be that same role model in the classroom for our children.
We are thrilled to be holding the 2018 Miss First Nation finals week at the world famous Imperial Hotel Sydney 🌟
A little insight into her story :::
✨Frocks, freedom – and a legend reborn ✨
To say The Imperial Erskineville has a storied past is like pointing out that drag queens are partial to frocks. This dame has lived – and then some.
If the walls could talk, they wouldn’t. They’d sing. And they’d probably belt out I’ve Never Been to Me, the ballad that launched The Imperial’s movie career when Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce lip-synced it in drag in the Front Bar in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
That was 1993, and The Imperial was already a platform for Sydney’s finest drag performance, with many stage legends starting their careers here. Throughout the eighties, the venue had evolved into a sanctuary for the LGBTQI community, shining out as a beacon of love and liberation when safe spaces were perilously few.
Over the years, this playground and its parade of stars have been woven into the fabric of Sydney (with added sequins), and now it’s time for the next act in the Imperial’s glittering show.
1 week to go Australia!
Grab tickets to the Grand Final quick sticks • www.partypassport.com.au
Today - October 11th - is the International Day of the Girl.
The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
The Girls Academy works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in 42 schools across Australia encouraging empowerment, independence and resilience. Our comprehensive program encourages personal and academic achievement, health and wellbeing, cultural connection, and planning for the future.
The theme of this year's International Day of the Girl is 'With Her: A Skilled GirlForce'. Today's generation of girls are preparing to enter a world of work that is being transformed by technology. There is high demand for educated and skilled workers, but about a quarter of young people around the world – most of them female – are neither employed or in education or training.
While the United Nations and other organisations around the world work to help more girls get the education, training and career opportunities they need, here in Australia the Girls Academy is dedicated to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to help them realise their potential and gain access to the career path of their choice.
In addition to the Program Managers and Development Officers working with the girls in our Academies, we have dedicated Post-School Options Officers who organise career expos and forums, job-hunting workshops, university tours and speakers, TAFE events, and a range of professional and further education activities to help the girls explore their goals and learn how to get there.
A survey of our 2017 Year 12 graduates found that 84% are now at university, TAFE or employed.
Back by popular demand our shirts and stickers which sold out at the ANRDC tournament are now on sale online! Order through this Google Form and we'll send you payment details [link in bio] ❤️💛🖤 Like all of our fundraisers, 10% of the profits will go to Indigenous organisations. This tournament we're donating to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane (traditional lands of the Yuggera people) who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who have traveled from regional or remote areas to be with their children. ❤️💛🖤 #TeamIndigenous#Indigenous#rollerderby#Aboriginal#TorresStraitIslander#talk2wftda
#Repost @queens.tudc ・・・
Miss First Nation is not just a one night only performance 👑
Our 7 Deadly Divas will be performing throughout the week prior to the Grand Finals where they will sashay, strut & werk the camera all to gain points which will be counted into their final scores.
Come down to the Imperial Hotel throughout the week to show your support for the contestants.
These will be FREE entry events and I'm sure the girls will appreciate each and every soul who shows their love in their amazing journey!
SAVE. THE. DATES! ❤️💛🖤 October 15th - 20th Party Passport takes over the world famous Imperial Hotel for a week of glitz, glam and Miss First Nation FIRE!
Miss First Nation 2018 Grand Final
Tickets are selling like hot cakes!
Saturday October 20th
@iam_deadly_feliciafoxx @laseydunaman @madbdiva @shaniquatiwisista @thetimberlina @baileylegal_
My name is Kaytlin Kelly. I'm a Tjuparn/Wiilman woman.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Deakin University and I plan on finishing in about a year and a half.
I chose to study education after being involved in a number of educational/cultural shook programs and seeing the transformative effects that's education can have... Plus I love working with kids!
I see that Indigenous Education will be valued and held at the same level as mainstream education and something that all students can share ✊🏾🖤💛❤️✊🏾
The Honourable @di4bulimba launched the National Because of Her, We Can Ebook to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's contribution to society. Wonderful to see women featured in the ebook connecting:
Cherissma Blackman - Tourism Manager Ngardu Cultural Heritage Tours and Port Curtis Cania Callide
Kylee Fitzpatrick - Founder & CEO @teamwomenaustralia
Nola Turner-Jensen - Founder & CEO Crackerjack Education
Sandra King - Managing Director Sandra King Management
This project is a collaboration between Femeconomy and our partner and members Sharon Kinchela and Chris Figg from Ngiyani @kinchelas and Karen Seage from Snap Underwood. Thanks to Artist Casey Coolwell, graphic designer Maryanne O'Grady and to the Office for Women for making this national project a reality.
Ebook link in profile
Students and staff from #Urangan Girls Academy went to Sippy Downs University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus along with members of our Advisory Committee, Aunty Gina and Aunty Lenore.
It was an amazing and action-packed visit!
The girls had a tour of the Indigenous Support Centre and a morning tea. Urangan GA Program Manager Paula Chalmers gave a radio interview with Triple M.
The students visited the “CAVE” - a virtual reality learning space - and an interactive learning area where students got to try all the different VR scenarios on offer.
The girls had lunch at the High-Performance Sports Centre and listened to a nutritionist speaking on the importance of healthy eating and having a healthy body, this was followed by a grand final Oz Tag game. (USC ran the Oz Tag program with Urangan Girls Academy. For eight weeks members of the High Performance centre came up and trained the students with the Queensland Oz Tag trainer.)
The Vice Chancellor of USC Professor Greg Hill and Chancellor Sir Angus Houston met with the students and showed them the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in their offices. Professor Hill had heard about the Girls Academy program and the visit and asked to meet the students! The girls presented the Vice Chancellor with a message stick and Tania (the organiser of the day) with a painting.
The girls met with Olympic and Paralympic swimmers and took some great photos.
They were then treated to a presentation of a signed netball from the Sunshine Coast Lightning team and shown the Indigenous Round uniform design. The students and staff had plenty of opportunity to talk to everyone and ask lots of questions.
It was an inspirational and educational tour for the girls. #HerveyBay#Queensland#SunshineCoast#OzTag#Indigenous#Aboriginal#TorresStraitIslander#GirlsEducation#IndigenousEducation#AboriginalEducation#GirlsAcademy
A symbol of recognition for all of the work and sacrifices you have made to be where you are now. It points you out and celebrates you as one of the rarest minorities. It felt like a lifetime, but I finally got mine too.
The Girls Academy recently attended the annual Barry Denduck Memorial Day, a community family event which honours a beloved member of the local Hervey Bay & Maryborough communities in Queensland, whose passion was family and football, held at Seagulls Football Oval.
The Girls Academy was invited to play during the program and made up two teams from Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Bundaberg which played each other in an Oz-Tag game drawing at 4-4.
The students also helped on the day as volunteers, working on the gate and running activities in our tent for younger children while sharing with the community what the Girls Academy is all about.
Blade Woodman (Urangan Girls Academy) received Player or the Match for Hervey Bay and all the students displayed great sportsmanship and had a great day.
Urangan State High School Hervey Bay, Queensland Maryborough, Queensland Hervey Bay State High School Maryborough State High School Maryborough, Queensland #Maryborough#HerveyBay#Queensland#Education#GirlsAcademy#GirlsEducation#Indigenous#IndigenousEducation#TorresStraitIslander Queensland #AboriginalEducation#Rugby#RugbyLeague