Shanell Dargan pulled on the boxing gloves as a way to find resilience due to the domestic violence she was enduring at home. Now, 10 years later, Shanell plans to become the first Indigenous Australian female world champion boxer.


Join us as we have an amazing yarn, overlooking the Darling Harbour, Sydney. Shanell shares her experiences growing up in Campbelltown, her stellar singing career and X factor journey and her new pursuit as a professional boxer.


A really deadly and inspiring yarn not to be missed!


Photo credit: Jonathan Ng – The Daily Telegraph


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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.


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