Following an early career in government and community services, I completed a Communications and Media degree and was awarded the University of Canberra Medal in 2013 for my Honours thesis, studying the push/pull indicators of Indigenous political engagement. I then completed a PhD at The University of Canberra focusing on Indigenous women’s leadership in Australia, and held a Post-Doctoral position with The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Melbourne, which involved the facilitation of a leadership program with Kings College, London, research collection and data dissemination regarding Indigenous health. My multi-disciplinary work involves Indigenous women, media representation, Indigenous research, leadership and diversity. Most recently, I have held a curriculum development role with The Australian Catholic University and now work independently as a writer, commentator, agitator and freelance consultant.
· Affect change of how Black Australia is seen
· Bring genuine recognition and acknowledgement to the legitimacy of Black women – their strength, knowledge, power and leadership
· Shift models from deficit and disadvantage towards strength, self determination and success and achievement based on what individuals want
· Push the concept of activation so that Australia can see the inherent power of knowledge and solutions Black people can bring
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