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Dr Marilyn Metta

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Position: Founder, The Metis Centre

Focus Area

Positive social change

Dr Marilyn Metta

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Position: Founder, The Metis Centre

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

As a storyteller, I’m passionate about working with young people and their stories, especially those from marginalised communities. I’m interested in how stories shape our lives and how our lives are shaped by the stories we tell.

 

I’ve worked as a trauma counsellor for over 20 years, addressing intergenerational trauma affecting families and communities. As an academic at Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education, I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing young people and learning about what matters to them.

 

My work and passion have led me to start The Metis Centre and to launch the Feeling Safe and Free project. The Feeling Safe and Free project is an innovative community-led initiative that creates safe spaces for young people to engage in conversations about challenging but important issues around sex, sexual harassment, consent, intimate abuse, and safe relationships. What’s unique about this project is the use of different creative storytelling tools and media for young people to explore issues that are important to them. My vision is for the project to reach as many marginalised and remote communities around the country as possible.

 

I also love books, indoor plants, camping and hanging out with my grown-up kids.

Skills & Expertise

  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Social Justice
  • Youth mentoring
  • Counselling
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse training

"The fellowship will provide the time, resources and support of a community that I need to become a much more effective and impactful leader and social change activator."


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