Even if I’m struggling, I want to be able to help people. Because I know that when I didn’t have support, someone come to me with help and that meant the world to me.
Now when I see people experiencing homelessness on the street, I’ll go and buy them food and take it to them. I don’t do this to just make myself feel good. I do it to let them know that there are people out there who care, and that they’re not alone.
Right now I’m in Mackay studying Certificate III in Aged Care, and thoroughly enjoying it.
I love to be working with older people and hear their stores and be able to comfort them and make them happy. In my culture I was always taught that you’ve got to respect your elders, whether they’re white or black.
What message do you have for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women this NAIDOC Week?
Remember who you are, where you’ve come from, and where you’re going. Remember that in your blood you’re got strength and to be proud of yourself and your culture.
Originally published as part of QShelter’s campaign showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have contributed to the housing and homelessness sector and their local communities. View the full series here.