What is your dream?
To be a leader for the Indigenous population of Australia. To make differences and be a part of closing the gap in the right way. My passion is dance and leadership for Indigenous Australians. One day I would like to be a Senator or Minster for Australia and make differences including Housing for Indigenous People, closing the gap, Australia's Justice System and more. I also enjoy performing internationally, showcasing traditional Aboriginal dance and culture along with a mixture of Hip Hop, Ballet and Contemporary.
How did you find your passion?
The drive my mother gave me and my upbringing.
Tell us about your dreams / goals for the next 12 months?
I want to successfully sit as the Governance Manager for East Arnhem Regional Council for the year. I will be performing at Yirrkala Festival July 1st 2016 and the National Indigenous Music Awards for 2016. I am teaching Hip Hop workshops for Youth Week in April. I would like to become more closer with the Federal Government and have meetings with Senators and Minister regarding closing the gap. I want to successfully have endorsed the new Reconciliation Action Plan for East Arnhem Regional Council. I also want to be there for family always. I want to keep studying my Bachelor in Commerce. I want to be prepared and pass my upcoming dance exams as well.
How will the scholarship support your endeavours?
Financial support so that I can study. A mentor will be amazing someone who I can speak to when I am stuck. I am very excited to meet the other people who received a scholarship and hope that we make a strong bonded group and become more of a support for each other.
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
Travelling to England and staying at Windsor Castle Performing for Queen Elizabeth II at her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
How important is inspiration in your life?
Very important, inspiration is the key to making things happen.
Who’s your hero (and why)?
My Mum because she taught me to be who I am today. To be who I want to be and make great changes.
How will you support your community in the future?
I am an active community member and make change by sitting in various roles including but not limited to Governance Manager for East Arnhem Regional Council, Dance Teacher for Arafura Dance Association, sit on various government boards and committees, help with translation and communication between the local language Yolngu Matha and English, Dancer, Performer, Youth Leader, Indigenous Community Hip Hop Teacher and more.
What’s the motto that you live by?
Family, Respect, Morals, Culture, Initiatives, always be happy, the cup is always half full, and such is life.
Beyoncé, Hip Hop Rap, 2 Pac, Bone Thugs and Bob Marly.
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If you had one message to share with other women chasing their dreams what would you say?
Never stop chasing your dreams and don't dought yourself, always follow you gut instinct.