Marlee and Keely Silva are young Gamilaroi and Dunghutti sisters who co-founded Tiddas4Tiddas, a popular social media platform. The English translation of Tiddas4Tiddas is Sisters4Sisters, and the platform showcases stories of excellence from women from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
In this video Marlee and Keely reflect on how their experiences at school shaped their identity, inspired pride in their culture and ultimately drove them to create a platform to recognise and inspire Indigenous women across Australia.
I could either go through school based on how I look, or I could be really loud and proud of my culture and represent it that way. I turned the discomfort into pride straightaway.
What can I do now?
- For more stories from Indigenous Australians, check out our collection here.
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- Read Sancia's thoughts on the importance of representation in television and film.