Authors: Doris Kartinyeri, SA.
Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference
Subject: INDIGENOUS, aboriginal author, belonging, lived experience
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Doris Kartinyeri is a 58-year-old Ngarrindjeri woman who has not only survived being a member of the Stolen Generation but also has a Mental Illness. She has grown and gained considerable strength from her experiences, which she willingly shares with others through her stories and books. Doris draws on her strengths and personal experiences for the content of her books. She has written her autobiography titled "Kick the Tin" as well as several children's books. Doris' presentation will address her courageous journey into the soul of her individuality to find meaning and hope after the loss of everything that other members of the community take for granted eg family, belonging, and meaning for life, health and understanding. Doris has always maintained a positive outlook and has strived to provide hope and inspiration for her family and her people