Family Background: Meriam Mir Torres Strait Islander, Papua New Guinean, Australian German
- 2016 AFL Women’s Exhibition match - Melbourne Demons Football Club
- 2016 Admission to Bachelor of Primary Education at Swinburne University
- 2011 West Coast Fever Netball team
- 2011 21/U Australian Netball squad
Job Role: Deadly Sista Girlz Program Coordinator/Mentor
Location: Perth, WA
Describe a typical days work at the Foundation:
DSG’s may see me to yarn about issues or help with one of their subjects. I’ll sit with the DSGs during recess or lunch for a feed and hot drink. At some point all the Indigenous girls get together for a group DSG session. Some of the girls may want to catch-up outside of school or need a lift, sometimes even taking them for a netball training session.
Favourite part of being a mentor: Giving each girl a platform to have their voices’ heard and seeing them embrace their individuality.
Personal inspiration: The struggles our predecessors overcame in creating change for future generations, like being treated as equals and not limited to particular roles within society.
Quote to live by: “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison