FREMANTLE’S Vicky Burrows (28) has a calling to help others.
She leads the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, held roles at Reconciliation WA and was chaplain at Bandyup Women’s Prison and Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre.
She also helped establish the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience into universities and high schools around WA, earning her a nomination in the Young Leadership Award category of the WA Young Achiever Awards.
Ms Burrows said meeting many amazing indigenous people who were changing the world inspired her to become an advocate for Aboriginal people.
“As I learnt more about Aboriginal people’s experiences, culture and spirituality I have begun to feel deeply more Australian,” she said.
“Aboriginal people can and are advocating for themselves, however there has always been a important role for non-Aboriginal people in walking along side this journey.”
Vicky Burrows and friend Kimberley Benjamin.