In this episode former NRL player and founder of ‘Our Way Academy’ Joe Williams delves into deep discussions about racism, abuse, and the societal changes needed to foster human evolution. Joe addresses the effects of modern society on family relationships and parenting, with insights from Gabor Mate’s book “Hold on to Your Kids.” Joe shares personal struggles with suicide attempts, addiction, and also touches on their achievements in sports, while offering words of hope to their younger self.

Our yarn really underscores the importance of cultural education, the preservation of ancient stories, and the creation of a positive present for the younger generation through a strong cultural identity. Joe also tells us about Our Way Academy, which aims to instill core values in youth. This deadly yarn is one of community and familial support being vital for nurturing future generations.

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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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