Becoming your own warrior

Students from across Wentworth Shire schools Darcy James, Lashara Kelly, Tagicakibau and Hayley Moore, Olivia Barber, Jodyn Boundy, Nacinta Tuuholoaki with her mum and guest speaker “Barkindji Warrior” and jiu-jitsu world champion Shantelle Thompson, Aysha Burton, Jackson Summers and Isabella Sturgeon at the Wentworth Shire Youth Expo at Midway Community Centre in Buronga. Picture: Louise Barker

Students from across Wentworth Shire schools Darcy James, Lashara Kelly, Tagicakibau and Hayley Moore, Olivia Barber, Jodyn Boundy, Nacinta Tuuholoaki with her mum and guest speaker “Barkindji Warrior” and jiu-jitsu world champion Shantelle Thompson, Aysha Burton, Jackson Summers and Isabella Sturgeon at the Wentworth Shire Youth Expo at Midway Community Centre in Buronga. Picture: Louise Barker

FORMER Dareton resident and two-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Shantelle Thompson returned to Sunraysia this week to inspire and empower the younger generation. 

At last week's Wentworth Shire Youth Expo, Shantelle shared her personal journey dealing with childhood trauma and post-natal depression, and gave a demonstration of the sport that helped her overcome these. 

Speaking to Sunraysia Daily, she described the bullying and racism she copped in school as a "fair-skinned Aboriginal". 

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