Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright was born in Brisbane and is a descendant of the Yuggera people; her ancestry on her mother’s side is Scottish and English.

Growing up Sarah had done a fair bit of travelling throughout Australia, she completed grade 10 and had worked various jobs.

At the age of 19 Sarah became a proud mother of a baby boy and soon after gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, being such a young mother Sarah faced many challenges, after overcoming a battle with a drug addiction Sarah is now committed to creating a safe and healthy lifestyle for herself and her babies.

Her dream is to become a youth/social worker and use her own personal experiences to help other younger Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and plans on going to university next year to fulfil theses dreams.

“You can’t change the direction of the wind but you can always adjust your sails”.

Sarah is a proud Aboriginal woman who idolises her father “I really look up to my Dad, he has taught me a lot over the years about my culture and this is something I will pass onto my children. Your culture is a strong part of who you are, be proud of who you are, everyone is unique in their own little way”.

If Sarah was to give advice to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have struggled or struggling with similar experiences it would be “Drugs and alcohol isn’t the right road to travel, don’t be frightened to seek support, there is always help out there you just got to look for it and want it. It’s never too late to turn your life around, if I can do it anyone can”.