Brooke Boney – Finding yourself in First Nations Media

Episode 26

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Caroline Kell

Caroline Kell is a proud Mbarbrum women who was born and raised on Kulin Lands. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Blak Wattle Coaching and Consulting. Caroline is a Former Counsellor and Executive Director who is deeply passionate about the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In this episode, Caroline is joined by a proud Gamilaroi Woman,  Brooke Boney.  Brooke is a News and Entertainment Reporter for Today, with a background in political journalism and previous experience working for National Indigenous Television (NITV), SBS, and the ABC. After her role as Triple J’s weekday morning news presenter, Brooke joined the Today Show.

During their conversation, Caroline and Brooke discuss their personal stories and  upbringings in large First Nations  families. Brooke, an exceptional storyteller, writer, and reporter, shares her journey from her childhood and the career and life she has built for herself.  They discuss Brooke Boney’s beautiful interaction with Denzel Washington, and other celebrities she has met and interviewed.

Towards the end of the conversation, they delve into the topic of burnout and self-care. Working in the fast-paced media industry, Brooke shares her philosophy on avoiding burnout and finding ways to reground, balance, and stay afloat. To keep up to date with Brooke, be sure to follow on Instagram here.

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We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s First Peoples’ who have never ceded their sovereignty. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation where the podcast was taped. We pay our deepest respects to Traditional Owners across Australia and Elders past, present and emerging.

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