Women's March Global Programmes & Communications Associate
Prior to joining Women’s March Global, Maya graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia where she received a BA in Fine Arts and Indigenous Studies, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Her final thesis addressed the reasons artists resist categorisation as Aboriginal while working to mobilise new representations of Indigeneity; looking at the relationship between Indigenous realities and curated histories in the context of expectations of art that is labeled Aboriginal. While at university Maya worked as a mentor for the Nura Gili Indigenous Tuition Program.
Maya is an artist, working primarily in sculpture, installation and film and is passionate about the role art plays in social action and activism, awareness raising and community building. Maya has worked as an aid to art therapists working with children and families in an Aboriginal community near Sydney, Australia. She has volunteered with the Lalela Project in South Africa, an organisation that provides educational arts for at-risk youth.
Maya has also volunteered at schools in Borneo and Zambia, and most recently accompanied Australian primary school students as a mentor to volunteer at a Montessori orphanage and primary school in Udon Thani, Thailand.