Because of Her We Can: Kayleedah Hippi

Throughout the next few days, over NAIDOC week celebrations, I will be posting a series of photographs of just some of the Aboriginal and Islander women who I admire and respect, who I have photographed over the years, and who epitomize this year's NAIDOC motto, 'Because of Her We Can'.

Today, I am posting a photograph of Kayleedah Hippi, a young woman from the small town of Boggabilla, in north western NSW, on Gomeroi country.

Many young Aboriginal women are the future leaders of community and are increasingly attaining high levels of achievement on many levels, including academically, in business, culturally, on the sports field, and in the community, despite facing ongoing obstacles, such as lack of opportunities, racism and discrimination.

Below, a portrait of Kayleedah at home, Boggabilla - part of the series 'On Gomeroi'.

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