Being blak in the worlds whitest sport- a conversation with Mikayla Hinkley

Episode 20

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In this powerful episode of ComingOutBlak, host Courtney sits down with the inspiring Mikayla Hinkley, a Queer Aboriginal Woman and Professional Cricket Player. Together, they delve into Mikayla’s unique journey, shedding light on the intersectionality of her identity within the cricketing world.

Episode Highlights:

Cricket as the World’s Whitest Sport: Mikayla opens up about the challenges and triumphs of navigating the predominantly white space of professional cricket as a proud Aboriginal woman. She shares anecdotes that reflect her resilience and determination to break barriers in a sport not traditionally known for its diversity.

Embracing Intersectionality: The conversation explores Mikayla’s experiences as a queer individual within the context of her Aboriginal identity. Listeners gain insight into the complexities of navigating multiple layers of identity and the importance of fostering inclusivity in sports.

Cultural Pride and Representation: Mikayla discusses the significance of cultural pride and the responsibility she feels as a trailblazer in her field. The episode sheds light on the importance of representation and the impact it can have on aspiring athletes from underrepresented communities.

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