Spinifex State College celebrated International Women's Day with purple mini cupcakes packaged with theme “balance for better” distributed to all staff and students at the Senior Campus.
At Junior Campus there were more purple cupcakes, purple decorations and special guest speaker Ms Belinda Keillor addressed the students.
Ms Keillor has lived in Mount Isa for seven years and works as a support worker to domestic violence clients at Nawamba House.
She is also a passionate linguist, experienced in Indigenous language maintenance. She is currently working on several language revival projects.
One of those projects includes assisting with the preservation and teaching of the Kalkutungu (Kalkadoon) language.
In her spare time, Ms Keillor becomes an adventurer who travels locally on a push bike, mostly solo, however recently she did an international trip with a friend to South America.
She shared with the students their experiences, triumphs and barriers.
Ms Keillor’s travelling experience has made her aware of the importance of personal safety and self-preservation.
She shared with the students how she overcomes safety issues faced by women travelling alone or in small numbers.
These strategies enable her to take on new adventures and balance her life for the better.
Spinifex students engaged well with Ms Keillor, asking many questions and leaving with the overall message to never let fear hold you back from the things you are passionate about.
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