Sven Blair

Sven Blair

My name is Sven Blair, everyone calls me Barney.

My Mother is a Munns and my Dad is Elwin Blair.

I am 23yrs old, and I am an Aboriginal Health Worker at Bidgerdii Community Health Services, currently doing a Traineeship there. After this, I will begin my Enrolled Nurse Course and then an RN Course to hopefully become a diabetes educator.

I’m entering as a 2018 NAIDOC Entrant because this years’ theme – Because of her We Can – and that’s something I really want to bring to light. Not just the stuff that women, and mums do on a day to day basis but also the stuff they have to give up and to let people know that it’s not an easy way out of working life to become a full-time mum. It’s actually a lot more than what people think it is. I want to bring that to light from a kids’ perspective; growing up and watching my mother work as hard as she did and what she gave. It’s important.

Photographer: Melissa Mills Photography

Harriet Illin

Harriet Illin

My name is Harriet Illin and I am a Wadja/Ghungulu Women. I am 19yrs old, and I work as a barista and just completed my Aged Care course.

I’m entering as a 2018 NAIDOC Entrant because I want to try something new and be part of our mobs coming together.

Photographer: Melissa Mills Photography

Tori Mann

Tori Mann

Sponsor

Girls Time Out

My name is Tori Mann and I am a Byellee and Darumbal women.

My Mother is Annette Dudley and my Dad is Wade Mann.

I am 19yrs old, I enjoy reading, hang out with friends, chilling, playing football and going to the gym. My work as a Childcare Educator and I love it.

I’m entering as a 2018 NAIDOC Entrant because it’s important to me to be part of my community, learning from my Elders and be one with everyone. But also to show other young girls not to be scared or prefect because it’s okay to be out doing this.

Photographer: Melissa Mills Photography

Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams

Sponsor

CQID

My name is Hayley Williams and I am a Darumbal and Bidjara women.

My mother is Christina Williams and my Dad is Rodney Lawton.

I am 19yrs old, I like to play football, dancing and being around family.

I’m entering as a 2018 NAIDOC Entrant because I want to build up my confidence and leadership skills, so I can use those skills in my community. I am also doing this for my Nan, who passed away last year, and I know that she will always be in my heart for this journey. I know it’s going to be amazing and being around the other Entrants is going to be awesome.

Photographer: Melissa Mills Photography

Kayla Young

Kayla Young

My name is Kayla Young and my cultural connection is to Cherbourg.

My dad is Ricky Sherrington.

I’m currently 17yrs old, I love to play football, hanging out with friends and listening to music.

I’m entering as a 2018 NAIDOC Entrant because I want to show that no matter what your size, what you look like, it’s important to not be ashamed of yourself and be proud of who you are. Also that if you go through rough times, don’t let those rough times bring you down, but I also want to learn new skills through this journey.

Photographer: Melissa Mills Photography

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