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Blackburn, VIC

Fiona’s Journey

Like many people living in Australia, Fiona didn't know much about Indigenous Australians beyond the stereotypes portrayed by the media. 


When Fiona's small group leader suggested that they watch Sharing Our Story, she made the decision to approach it with an open heart and an open mind. “I felt it was going to be a positive opportunity to get my head out of the sand so to speak and actually engage in the topic rather than pretend it didn’t exist,” Fiona explains. 

WATCH VIDEO of Fiona sharing her story

Since embarking on the Australians Together Journey, Fiona says that Aboriginal people are on her radar for the first time. “I was at a community centre and I saw a flyer for a Reconciliation event that the council had put on,” she says. Inspired by the Sharing Our Story series, Fiona decided to go along to the event and take one of her children. They had the opportunity to listen to a local Elder and learn about the rich local culture. 


Fiona’s growing awareness and understanding is now having a flow on affect on her family. “I feel empowered to call people to engage with the topic,” Fiona explains. 


Watch Fiona’s story to find out more.

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