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Student at Macquarie University


When I was in year nine I said, "I don't want to be Aboriginal. I just want to be Jhade." I really struggled with my identity.

I think it's important to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers. That's why I'm studying teaching so other students won't struggle like I did.

Being taught culture from an Aboriginal person is so important. It's not someone telling me who I am. It's someone telling us who we are.

At uni I'm surrounded by so many powerful Aboriginal people who are pushing me to be better than even I think I can be!

I can now say I'm proud, I'm Aboriginal and I'm taking this town by storm!

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