I am Palawa women from Southern Tasmania. I have been living and working in Noongar Country for almost thirty years as an educator, student and researcher. I completed an Aboriginal Bridging Course in 1995 that started a journey in learning, listening and eventually teaching.
I have a Masters in Human Rights education and recently completed a PhD looking at how Indigenous young people (18-25 years) define and understand the broad term ‘mental health’ and to explore what they needed to grow up and stay strong and well. This had led to my current role in the Our Journey Our Story Research team at Curtin University.