Tahlia Biggs is proud Barkindji and Ngiyampaa. Born in Albury, she has lived most of her life in Wodonga and now lives and works in Melbourne.
Tahlia has always been surrounded by strong women in her community and recognises that in a lot of Aboriginal communities, it’s the aunties, mothers and grandmothers who are the leaders of family – the matriarchs.
Tahlia is a product of the Korin Gamadji Institute’s (KGI) Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) program. She feels that her connection with culture happened through KGI. Coming down to Melbourne, to a completely different world, Tahlia connected with other Aboriginal young people and learned about leaders and role models.