Matty Mills – Reclaiming First Nations Media

Episode 19

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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 NAIDOC week episode, Caroline is joined by proud Kamilaroi man, Matty Mills. A TV presenter, actor and now podcaster, Matty has appeared on Channel 9’s Getaway, SBS and NITV. He preformed the role of Jimmy in the Australian classic, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. And most recently,  has a lead role in the play The Top Coat at the Sydney Theatre Company.

The two have an intimate yarn about Matty’s life off the screens and the many adversities he has had to overcome. They are candid and discuss the evolution of Matty’s career. They unpack the good, the bad and the ugly of being a blackfulla in Australian media.

To learn more about Matty follow him on Instagram @itsmattymills.

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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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