BLOG: Meet KYC Executive Member Morgan Rudd

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BLOG: Meet KYC Executive Member Morgan Rudd

Koorie Youth Council

Morgan Rudd is a proud Yorta Yorta woman living on Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Bendigo). Get to know more about Morgan and how she came to be part of the KYC Executive. 

 

Young woman smiling to camera with a glass door in the background

 

How did you get involved with KYC?

Through my job I started to see KYC Executive members and KYC staff at events and functions and when the opportunity to apply to join the KYC Exec came up, I didn’t think twice. I joined in 2020, in the midst of COVID-19.

I’m passionate about our young mob, opportunities of meaningful employment and education and want to be a voice that shares my story to help others realise their potential. I enjoy helping to educate white colleagues and friends in a way that’s helpful and positive, always reminding people that we are all still learning things each and every day. It’s our willingness to learn and listen that’s important.  

What are the best things about being on the KYC Executive? 

The diverse range of us. We are all scattered around the state, grew up in different areas, have different careers but we all have common ground when it comes to our passions and sharing culture. 

What are the best things about the Koorie Youth Summit?

The inspiring guest speakers, and mob all together in one place. The yarns and learnings that go on too. 

What issues are important to you?

More meaningful education and employment opportunities, for example traineeships that lead to ongoing employment.

Who are your role models, and why? 

My Mum, aunties, uncles and my grandparents. I love nothing more than having a cuppa with them, just yarning about anything and everything. Our old people have so much to teach us, it’s really important we take the time to listen because one day they won’t be around to teach us anymore.

What’s your favourite quote? 

“Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.” Life is toooooo short to be unhappy. Whether it’s a job, a relationship, a household or a situation, be honest and cut that thing loose. Nothing is worth more than our happiness. 

What things do you do to keep well in mind, body and spirit?

Play with my puppy Lenny, bake for family and friends, walking – love getting out in the fresh air and just going for a wander, going for a big drive and putting on the tunes, yarning with family, making time for things I enjoy. 

Some parting words from Morgan

Don’t forget to call your nan/aunties to catch up on the family gossip!