Because of Her We Can: Gwenda Stanley

Over the next few days leading up to NAIDOC 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 portrait of Gwenda Stanley, Gomeroi woman, activist and cultural ambassador, teacher and dancer.

Below is an image taken at the 'Stop The Closure of Aboriginal Communities' rally in 2015, where thousands of people protested against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, especially in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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