Because Her We Can: Shay Shay

Throughout the last few days, over NAIDOC week celebrations, I have been 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'.

Being the final day of NAIDOC today, this is my last photograph of this series. Unfortunately, there are not enough days in the NAIDOC week to include all the deadly women I know - NAIDOC should be 52 weeks a year, not one.

Today, I am posting a photograph of Shay Shay - Sharon Lawrence - pictured here in 2015 playing at the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy. For me, this photo represents the future of Aboriginal women: strong, free and determined, heading towards the future with an eye to the past.

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