6 days ago
With a mixture of Dutch and Native American (Cherokee/Apache Indian) blood propelling me through this cosmic journey; to even use the term culturally dysphoric would be understated.
Yet, across the many lands I’ve been lucky enough to traverse, I’ve never felt a true sense of home as I do in Australia. Since moving to the Eora lands, and engaging with members of the communities; acknowledging, mourning and healing our collective ancestral traumas, I instinctively knew my ultimate soul work was veered towards aiding the self determination of the First Nations People of this land, in which ever macro or micro ways that would be.
While traversing the Sunshine Coast, I was fortunate enough to connect with Nathalie, a descendant from the Ngarabal/Nucoorilma people from Tingha and Glen Innes and the Biripi people from Dingo Creek in New South Wales, and also founder of the first Indigenous Australian label to showcase their label at New York Fashion Week.
Made from regenerated Lycra and fish nets, their 100% silk resort wear is eco-friendly being made from silk worms, as well as being chlorine resistant boasts a sun protection of UV50+, but most importantly, working closely with Indigenous Artists to feature authentic work sharing stories of the Dreaming with the world through the medium of fashion. Each garment is handmade, designed, and inspired from their indigenous culture.
All of us on this sharing this journey on what is now known as Australia have a commitment to the self determination of the true custodians of this sacred island, and with love I encourage you to connect and educate yourself on the ancient, ancestral energies of this land. The set I’m wearing is called aptly called ‘Rainbow Serpents’. Thank you again @nativeswimwearaustralia for this beautiful gift I will forever cherish #alwayswasalwayswillbeAboriginalLand at Sunshine Coast, Queensland