In this week’s episode, Josh is talking to Bianca Templar who is a winner in the 2021 Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards.
I am granddaughter of respected Elder and sheller, Aunty Gloria Templar, descendants of the Trawlwoolway and Plangermaireener people of Lutruwita whom of which were taken to Flinders Island, and Cape Barren where my grandmother was raised.
I am known for my activism and continuation of cultural knowledge and practices. Despite the adversary i have faced with having a disability, mental health condition and continued discrimination, I continue to push forward.
In this episode:
- Bullied at school and being told she wouldn’t amount to anything, Bianca has completed a Bachelor of Social Work through dedication and a little bit of spite that spurred her on
- Inspired by her Nan, Elder Gloria Templar, Bianca has continued the art of shell stringing, the cultural practice of collecting, preparing, and stringing shells to make necklaces and bracelets by Tasmanian Aboriginal women
- Bianca lives by her motto “Be the person that you needed when you were younger
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