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Shahni Wellington Shahni Wellington i(13539334 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Jerrinja
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1 y separately published work icon Take It Blak National Indigenous Television , Jack Latimore (presenter), Rae Johnston (presenter), Shahni Wellington (presenter), Rachael Hocking (presenter), John Paul Janke (presenter), Keira Jenkins (presenter), Kerri-Lee Harding (presenter), 2020 National Indigenous Television , 2020 19740722 2020 series - publisher podcast Presented by NITV's News online team, 'Take It Blak' is a podcast featuring various hosts talking to a range of different guests about current affairs and topics of interest.
1 Life Lessons, Or Something like Them Shahni Wellington , 2018 single work life story
— Appears in: Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia 2018; (p. 254-261)

‘I’m no good at dot painting. I tried my best in dance until the pressure on my thighs became too much – I was always more of a ‘lounging kangaroo’ myself. Even though I write with honesty and my story is my own genuine account of growing up as an Aboriginal person, I still question whether what I say will resonate with anyone. Whether this account is specific to me and me alone, and my rollercoaster of identity is really a one-person ride. I have never been relegated to the back of a bus. I have never been denied the right to vote in my lifetime. I have grown up with my family, in our own home, with the blood of both my parents in my veins. My struggle comes in different forms, and these small battles feel like mountains some days. I guess that is what this book is about, right? I hope I can contribute in some way. So here goes: my name is Shahni and I am a proud Jirrinja woman.’ (Introduction)