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Jessica Rees

Jessica Rees

My role models are my mum and dad. Mum worked most of my life as a single working mum and is South American and taught me the values of her culture.

From: Jessica Rees

Location: Wollongong, NSW
Role in community: Drug & Alcohol Worker for the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service

Post on:

11 Jun 2013

What are your aspirations for the future?

I would like to be working as a midwife in the Neonatal unit working to support Aboriginal mum's with substance abuse and helping them to care for their babies

Who is your role model and why?

My role models are my mum and dad. Mum worked most of my life as a single working mum and is South American and taught me the values of her culture and supported us to learn about our Aboriginal heritage also. Spanish is a second language for me and my brothers and she encouraged us to get back to culture. My dad also taught me the value of education and he recently completed his Masters. He inspired me to work in health watching him working as a Senior Indigenous Paramedic.

What do you think makes a strong future?

What makes a strong future is giving the younger ones the skills and the knowledge we have and more. Education, life skills, values, culture and tradition. They are our future elders and we need to give them the respect and acknowledgement and empowerment.

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