New South Wales, Blue Mountains
Wagana means 'dancing now' in Wiradjuri language. We are mixed racial heritage. Some of us have fair skin, some have freckles, some have brown eyes and some have blue, but whilst our outside appearances are different, our Gundyarri, our Spirits, are connected. We deeply respect Country, our cultural protocols and practices, our Ancestors and Elders and the traditional custodians of the Countries we dance on. When we dance we connect with all of this as well as each other.
The impact of colonisation in Australia is ongoing and as First Nations women and girls born into this legacy we live with and are impacted by colonial trauma. It’s often unseen, it’s not always felt and it doesn’t consume, but it is present and acknowledged in the Wagana space.