Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were celebrated in this year’s NAIDOC Week. The theme, Because of Her, We Can, recognises the active and significant roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played in Australian society and politics. As a part of this celebration, the English Department invited, community member, Trudy Snow to attend a range of classes from Year 7 to 12.
Trudy Snow was recently crowned Miss Kwobordok (Miss Beautiful in Noongar) as part of this year’s Miss NAIDOC Perth Empowerment and Leadership Program.
Trudy owns her own health and wellness business called Creating Your Future. The aim of this business is to help clients align their mind, body and spirit. She is also the host of Yorgas Yarning, a program on Noongar Radio.
She shared her story; her journey and experiences from weight loss, overcoming bullying, being part of Follow the Dream Program, attending and succeeding at university. She also spoke about her appearances on TV programs like Today Tonight.
She shared the good times and the hard times, placing emphasis on good work ethic, positive thinking and not letting others define who you are.
Students and staff were inspired by Trudy’s determination to succeed and enjoyed asking questions while sharing their stories too. Students were impressed by Trudy’s advice to use a vision board to display their goals.
Trudy will be checking in later in the year with students to see how they are going on their path to success.