Thank you for your vision and network. I am just finding my voice after a lifetime of fear and staying small and guardedfor fear of being stoned to death or burnt at the stake. I am a white woman in Australia and still have not managed to find my homeland as I am living in an occupied, colonised land of hostility and denial regarding indigenous and human rights. I have had the blessing to be in New Zealand for a year and experience Maori culture and stories, to watch the revitalisation of a culture, reclaiming language, worldview and land. The Maori philosophy and interconnected approach to mind, body, spirit and land. The acknowledgement of mother earth, the feminine power and creation of all things and the interweaving of the masculine and feminine have been a blessing to really feel embodied. The hope for reconciliation, the hope for change, the hope for regathering inspires me. Having been a health practitioner for 30 years I would love to move into the field of inspiring young women, supporting them to find their voice, to allow them to know they can make a difference, to find their own way in the world to their purpose. If a woman truly connects with herself, to her values, to what matters most to her and what her purpose is, it would usually be something that is going to being empowering for her, for others and be in the best interests of the planet. Feeling connected and inspired to link together and lift each other up in all ways we can.