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Can’t stop, won’t stop: She Leads High Conference 2020
4 November 2020

On Friday, 30 October, 100 girls and non-binary people in years nine and ten from high schools across Canberra came together to attend the 2020 She Leads High Conference. Held at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the Australian National University, the conference theme was Unstoppable, where students learned to find their voices and lead with authenticity. […]

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Building our Next Door community
2 November 2020

One of the largely unspoken impacts of the COVID-19 crisis has been on our ability to network and build our communities. Between restrictions on travel and visiting friends, the cancellation of most events, and the general concern around interpersonal interactions, we have lost much of what used to bring us together. That’s why, as we […]

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Take 5 with Angie Ford
22 October 2020

We sat down with Angie Ford, a mindset coach driven by a love of working with people. Her client list includes world no.1 athletes, CEOs, Entrepreneurs of the year, national best selling real estate agents, and AFI award nominee actors. Angie loves working with individuals, teams and leaders who believe in growth and learning. She is passionate about helping […]

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Take 5 with Kat Reed
22 October 2020

We sat down with Kat Reed, a passionate queer rights activist, avid intersectional feminist, and political performance artist based in Canberra. Since beginning with environmental activism in school, they have advocated for the rights of people of colour, queer youth and people with disabilities. Kat has made appearances on ABC Radio, Canberra Times and Win News speaking about survivor rights […]

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Take 5 with Tikarra Looke
22 October 2020

We sat down with Tikarra Looke, a Cultural Integrity Coordinator. Tikarra Looke is a proud Darug and Wiradjuri woman currently living on Ngunnawal country. She describes herself as, “the embarrassing and proud big sister who cries at every event of three amazing sisters and one incredible brother”. Tikarra is a passionate educator inspired every day by her community, her students, […]

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Take 5 with Kasey Dragisic
22 October 2020

We sat down with Kasey Dragisic, a firefighter with ACT Fire & Rescue and a former rugby star. Kasey comes from a culturally diverse background. Her mum is part Aboriginal part Kiwi. Her dad is part Serbian, part German. Each of her grandparents were born in their respective countries. She has always been proud of her rich heritage; […]

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Take 5 with Taylor Fitzgerald
22 October 2020

We sat down with Taylor Fitzgerald, 2018 NAIDOC Trainee of the year. Taylor is a 21-year-old Aboriginal Kamilaroi woman who stands proud with the greatest of qualities handed down to her from her long line of Elders. She is an activist and survivor. Taylor’s interest and focus has always been within the power between cultures and education. This love and interest […]

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Take 5 with Maddie Diamond
22 October 2020

We sat down with Maddie Diamond, the 2020 Young Australian of the Year who founded Trash Gather, a youth-led volunteer group that organise regular rubbish clean ups in Canberra. She is also the Executive Officer of SEE-Change, a volunteer-based community organisation that aims to make Canberra more sustainable through community connection. Maddie will be the Keynote speaker for She Leads High […]

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Budget 2020-2021 a missed opportunity for women
19 October 2020

When the Treasurer stood up to deliver the Budget address on behalf of the Government, he began by saying that in 2020 “Australians have been tested like never before” and indeed, this past year of hazardous smoke, bushfires and a pandemic has been stressful for many, particularly women. Research has consistently found that domestic violence […]

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My voice, our equal future
9 October 2020

Over the last few years, the voices of girls demanding a more just and equitable future have resounded across the globe. With Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg as role models, girls are realising their place at the forefront of activism and are using this position to make real and lasting change in our societies. That’s […]

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