A Butchulla (connections to K’gari), Woppaburra, Mununjali woman through her mothers side and Wakka Wakka , Cobble Cobble through her dad’s side, Janty is a Saltwater girl through and through!

Janty was born in Meeanjin and travelled Australia extensively as a child giving me a love for travelling and exploring unfamiliar places. As a nurse/midwife and then project officer, she has lived and worked in rural and remote communities across QLD, building long term friendships and partnerships.

In 2019 she decided to pursue a career in the creative Industries and is currently enrolled in my third year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Just like QUT’s Indigenous Unit namesake. Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Janty loves to share and create stories and I’ve recently started performing as a stand up comedian!

Janty believes that working from a strengths-based framework and identifying what makes us strong, and what keeps us, ….as creative forces of nature, connected to one another ….is VITAL.