09/03/2019 |

Angel – Reach Out


Angel was born in Sydney, New South Wales and currently lives in Mt Druitt. Her mother is Aboriginal, her ancestors originating from the Gamilaraay/Kamilaroi Tribe in Moree NSW. Her father is Fijian and most of his family still live in Fiji.


During her childhood and teenage years, Angel’s family lived in Sydney and Newcastle, moving back and forth several times. Angel attended 10 different schools and is currently studying psychology at Macquarie University, where she lives on campus.


Angel has a very strong interest in her family history.  She says her mum didn’t talk much about her culture, and while educating herself, Angel discovered that her grandmother’s father was part of the Stolen Generation.  She is passionate about learning more so she can share further revelations with her family.


Angel is a strong advocate for human rights, fighting for justice for Indigenous Australians, Muslims and refugees. Many of her friends follow Islam, including her boyfriend, Ahmad. She has learnt a lot about the religion and other ways of living.


When she was young, Angel was fondly referred to by friends as the ‘bangers and mash girl’.  This was a meal she ate regularly as a child and she still loves it. When her father’s family visit from Fiji Angel loves eating traditional Fijian food such as chicken rice and Fijian curries with roti.


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