Safiah Rind is a Badimaya Yamatji woman based in Naarm and Boorloo. Safiah is a content creator, photographer and filmmaker with a strong focus in documentary film and photography. Safiah's work has a blend of her Badimaya, Baloch and Muslim identity. Her work explores aspects of her life through documenting people, country and culture. Safiah has previously worked within community development, engagement and with First Nations youth in WA. Currently, Safiah is the Communications Officer for National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition (NIYEC). She also works on the board for Islamophobia Australia and is part of Blak Lens like a few of her Creator Circle members.
Rona is a proud Kaytetye woman from Central Australia who works with high impact organisations to create systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and solutions.
Rona is the founder of Common Ground and brings 7 years of professional experience working across First Nations organisations and not for profits. Rona was previously the Director of First Nations at YLab, a social enterprise that puts young people with diverse lived experiences at the centre of designing and developing innovative and impactful solutions to complex social issues. Over her career, Rona has worked in policy at the Central Land Council, the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages at the University of Melbourne, Reconciliation Victoria, and the Foundation for Young Australians.In 2020, Rona was a finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever awards, was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship. In 2019 Rona won a Diana Award and was named a 'Woman of the Future' by Women's Weekly.Through her work with First Nations communities across Australia, Rona aims to create future systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and cultures.Rona currently resides in Mpartnwe on Arrernte Country.