Our guest on this Standing Strong Together podcast is proud and strong Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Gamilaroi woman and owner of Yarli Creative, Madison Connors.
Madison says that it is her identity that drives her and is something that is within her and comes from her heart. Her connection to her environmental surroundings is her blood line and vein to this country and the community which runs deep within. Madison feels that her artwork has been something that has helped her for a long time. She said 'I have been drawing, painting, and being creative since before I can remember. Being creative provides a sense of healing for me and when I really started creating more in my adult years, I used it as a natural remedy for emotional wellness.'
Through her company Yarli Creative Madison creates art to evoke a connection, a conversation and a space to educate.
An artist. A human rights advocate. A mother Madison stands in her beliefs and through the sales of her art, she supports other Aboriginal organisations Natasha Ferre yarns with Maddy about her amazing work.