Bobbi Lockyer

Episode 120

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Host Mundanara Bayles is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which is the accumulated knowledge that Aboriginal people developed over the tens of thousands of years of living in this land, now known as Australia.

Relationships are at the core of Aboriginal Culture and Society and in our whole history of living in this country we never invaded our neighbours.

An Aboriginal Terms of Reference introduction is based on “Who you are and not what you do”, this way of introduction has been practiced by Aboriginal people since the first sunrise. From an Aboriginal perspective this way of introduction reinforces our humaness, we are much more than our job titles.

How do we make events like Fashion Week more culturally safe? Hire Black. In this episode Mundanara yarns with award-winning artist and photographer, Bobbi Lockyer about pursuing your dreams despite the doubters, honouring our Elders and making events more culturally safe.

Bobbi is a self-described “true mermaid queen”. The artist and Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru woman says she is obsessed with the ocean and in love with rainbows and colour. In 2021 she was named NAIDOC Artist of the Year and her art has been featured in Vogue and on the Paris Fashion Week runway, with her work described as ‘groundbreaking’, ‘revolutionary’ and ‘artistic’. With her eclectic style and distinctive content, Bobbi has amassed a following of thousands across her social media accounts where she shares her real life as a solo mother and tips and tricks in photography and art.

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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities. Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email,

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