Natasha French our Employment Development Specialist at Real Futures attended the Annual Aboriginal Women’s Yarn Up Conference to connect, learn, yarn, and celebrate.
This year they celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Aboriginal Women’s Yarn Up run by Madeline Donovan, Christine Inglis, Tanya Simon, and Lisa Docherty.
The day was to celebrate coming together to create and provide a unique opportunity for Aboriginal women from the Mid North Coast to come together and connect, learn, celebrate culture and support their journey of healing.
In the 20 years of running, the Yarn Up days have provided a safe, nurturing, and non-judgemental space to discuss any of the women’s issues or concerns impacting their health or wellbeing.
The Yarn Up Day gives more opportunity to connect with the community, services, and support each other.
The event had guest speakers, information stalls, a self-defence class, yarning circles, activities, bingo, beach walk, pippi collecting, stalls, banner design, koori cook off, koori-oke and drumming.
Everyone who attended enjoyed the time connecting and learning from others.