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rhiannon's story

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rhiannon's story

With a passion for looking after the environment and the people around her, Rhiannon is a successful Mununjali woman running a business for the sole purpose of providing mentorship and various workshops for Aboriginal women to help educate them about wellbeing and ocean conservation. 

We think she's pretty awesome, but we'll let you decide. This is her story. 

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Hi, My name is Rhiannon and I'm a Mununjali woman from the Munujali people of Beaudesert, QLD.

I grew up on Gumbaynggirr Country NSW and this is where I'm currently living. I'm 28 years old and I have completed year 12, certificates in Business and Community services, a graduate diploma in Aboriginal Health, a diploma in Leadership and management and am currently in my second year of studying a bachelor degree of Marine Science.  

I grew up in nature on Gumbayngirr country so have a passion for looking after the environment and my people.  

I run a business called Sistas and Salt which is a business that provides mentoring and workshops for Aboriginal women and youth in wellbeing and ocean conservation all based around our culture.

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I have been running this business for two years and run workshops in schools and at culture camps. I mentor young Aboriginal women in foster care and I have an Indigenous girls ocean conservation group who learn about the ecosystem, dreamtime stories and cultural values based around the ocean and exploring the local coast environment.  

I love spending time with my elders, they have so much wisdom and are kind and help guide me through life and with my business.  

Our cultural values are to look after the land, follow our Lore, have respect and look after our elders. I am always thinking of these values when working and presenting myself in community.  

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I am on the board for The Happy Boxes Project which is amazing because the Project relates to my values and wanting to give back to our women by providing essential items to Aboriginal women in remote communities. The Happy Boxes Project is made up of a deadly group of people who have the goal of helping and I love the kindness behind that.  

My mum lives in a remote community in Doomadgee, far north Queensland, her community receives these packages from Happy Boxes, so I know how important it is to them to have those feel-good moments of opening up a box full of necessary goodies. 

Thank you for your time and listening to my story. 

 Rhiannon x

Find out more on the Happy Boxes Project here.