The danger of a single story: Gari Yala (speak the truth)

Taylah Gray


I am so happy and so humbled to be able to write about my experience in a wonderful enabling program that, like other enabling programs, leads many people, including myself, in securing a promising future through higher education. The opportunities that I was given during the 12-month period of the Yapug program at the University of Newcastle, where I am now an undergraduate in a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice, are synonymous with Yapug program philosophies. Yapug is a pathway program, which is designed to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to experience learning at university and gain entry into undergraduate degrees. It is particularly pleasing to highlight this program that does such meaningful and such necessary work for Australia’s First Nations people, so thank you for passing me your time and reading my viewpoint.

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Banner image: Kira Jovanovski (2020), movement score 01 (detail): oil stick and acrylic on paper. Photograph by Kira Jovanovski. Cover image: Kira Jovanovski (2020), grunt_iteration 02 in the boughs and stamped: installation in University Gallery. Photograph by Jedidiah Cranfield. (c) the artist.





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