On episode#85I have the absolute pleasure of yarning with Professor Chelsea Watego. Chelsea is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman with over 20 years of experience working within Indigenous health as a health worker and researcher. Chelsea’s work has drawn attention to the role of race in the production of health inequalities.


Chelsea is a prolific writer and public intellectual, having written for@indigenousxNITV, The Guardian, and The Conversation. She is a founding board member of Inala Wangarra, an Indigenous community development association within her community, a Director of the Institute for Collaborative Race Research, and was one half of the Wild Black Women radio/podcast show, but most importantly, she is also a proud mum to five beautiful children. In 2022, Chelsea’s groundbreaking work, Another Day in the Colony was longlisted for the Stella Prize.


We yarn about her academic and career achievements, life as a mother to 5 children and we share stories of the battles we face of justifying our Aboriginality to non Indigenous people. A very long over due yarn that’s just the first of many to come.


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