Sophia Allen

My name is Sophia Allen. I’m an Indigenous Noongar/Yamaji woman from Perth, Western Australia.

At the tender age of 17, I became a mother which was a journey fraught with its fair share of struggles. Yet, I steadfastly refused to allow adversity to dictate my future. Today, I’m a proud mother of four and a full-time university student on a mission to challenge young mother stereotypes.

Beyond my family, I’m dedicated to culturally supporting Indigenous youth, believing in their potential. To be mentored by someone like Tracy would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I aim to become a clinical psychologist specialising in Indigenous youth. This scholarship is a crucial stepping stone in my journey. It offers me financial support and the experience to make a meaningful impact in my community.