In ‘Listening to Canberra Voices: Adina’s Story’, we interview Adina Brown – a current Sports Journalism student at the University of Canberra. The podcast unpacks Adina’s childhood in Sydney, the difficult decision she made to move to Canberra for university, and the incredible achievements she has made since her move. We learn about the power and strength Adina finds in her Aboriginality, and the importance of culture, community, and family to her. Even before the leadership opportunities she has undertaken in Canberra, Adina has been a fierce advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a role model for those who find culture to be a powerful tool. Adina hopes her story can inspire other students here at UC, and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to become involved in the many opportunities that our Canberra community offers.
Biography of Interviewee: Adina Brown
Born and raised in Western Sydney, twenty-two-year-old Adina Brown was the chosen interviewee for our episode of the Listening to Canberra Voices podcast. The youngest of four siblings, Adina has three older brothers and a sister, and describes having lived in such a large household and community to be carefree and empowering. Shortly after the death of her grandmother in 2019, Adina made the difficult decision to move to Canberra to undertake a Sports Journalism degree here at UC. Since her move, Adina has been a critical member of many committees at our university such as being a representative for the Reconciliation Action Plan, undertaking an SRC role at the Ngunnawal centre, and has made great in-roads through her internship at Telstra. Set to graduate at the end of the year, Adina hopes that she continues being a vocal member of the Aboriginal community and continues to find strength in her culture after she completes her studies.
Riley Madsen (Producer), Kelsang Dolkar and Ethan Perry (Hosts), and Joseph Kindermann (Recordist/Editor)
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