No more little shame job: Pamela Young

Taken from her mother as a baby and sent to live with a foster family,  Auntie Pamela Young grew up told she should be ashamed of her Aboriginality. At the age of sixteen she met her natural mother. Then, with the protection and teaching from elders at the Aboriginal Medical Service and La Perouse, meeting her husband (another stolen generations man), studying at Eora Centre and going on to work as an actor and co-ordinator and director she has put together the pieces of her identity and self.

Keywords: Identity; childhood; racism; stolen generations; education; Redfern; La Perouse; working; arts; organisations; change, attitudes