Letter to the Editor - Monday, May 19: In awe of 30 women

OVER the past four days around 30 Yaegl women from Yamba and Maclean attended a leadership camp at Woody Head called Lower Clarence Black, Bold & Beautiful Dubay's Camp.

Guest speakers ranged across a number of lifestyle, spiritual and career platforms and will continue to lay a strong foundation for their future in this region and beyond.

Through their story telling and sharing of food, culture and love I was given the opportunity to document all of these amazing experiences over the past four days.

Being a non-Aboriginal woman and asked to attend this event, I fully get the privilege of the invitation.

I stand back and I am in awe and amazement of these women as they continue to survive everything life throws at them.

Their extraordinary resilience, connection to country and family and ability to exude so much grace humbles me no end.

A very, very big congratulations to organisers Genelle Purcell, Noelene Kapeen and Norma Collins it was a huge effort by the three of you.

To all those women who attended, thank you for allowing me to share and record your journey over these four magical days.

Debrah Novak



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