Hi, my name is Kynesha. I use the pronouns she/her or they/them. I am a proud Ngarrindjeri, Narungga woman from South Australia.
I have lived experience with mental health and hope to help create safe spaces for people to express themselves and live an enriching life achieving their passions.
I have completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Development. While studying I helped as an assistant researcher through a cadetship program looking at how hip hop workshops help First Nations youth through their journey of learning their cultural identity and healing emotionally through creative forms of expression.
I now work at the University of Adelaide with AKction2: Aboriginal Kidney Care Together – Improving Outcomes Now Project Team, researching how to best meet the needs of First Nations patients who are navigating the kidney care system.
I strongly believe that people with a diagnosis can have meaningful and fulfilling lives with the right supports and safety nets.