Trigger Warning: This podcast episode shares references and conversations about abuse, trauma, depression and suicide.
Today in the Good Girl Confessional studio, I am honoured to be chatting with Shantelle Thompson, OAM (She/her).
Shantelle is a proud Barkindji/Ngyampaa First Nation Woman, a business entrepreneur, a 3 times
Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and the 2019 NAIDOC Sportsperson of the year. If that’s not enough, this mother of 6 is also back in training and is about to write a book about her life journey. She embraces her culture as a First Nation woman and considers herself a Storyteller Warrior Guide, as she shares her Aunty wisdom across two separate Podcast!
Shantelle shares an open and honest conversation about the impacts of generational trauma, abuse, and postpartum depression. Her fighter instinct would take her from fist fights to a becoming an elite athlete. Shantelle’s story is one of a true grit and determination, winning three World Champion titles without sponsorship or funding.
At 39, Shantelle is an entrepreneur, and the visionary of Kiilalaana Tidda’s Program, a program to help build the self esteeem and courage of First Nation girls, guiding them to be leaders in their own lives, and to be unapologetically themselves. Shantelle was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for her services to the Indigenous community of Victoria.
You will not want to miss this incredible story!
You can follow Shantelle’s journey here:
You can listen to Shantelle on here Podcasts here:
Warrior Heart Yarns with Aunty Shan
Journey to Black Belt
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