In this week’s episode, Caroline is joined by Larisha Jerome, proud Jarowair, Wakka Wakka & Wulli Wulli woman, who grew up on Darug Country in Western Sydney. Larisha has an extensive background in banking, women’s health, government, and community services. She leads the Foundation’s Women’s Financial Wellness work addressing the economic injustice First Nations people face and empowering women to achieve full financial wellness and independence.
In this incredibly knowledgeable and insightful yarn, the two start by reflecting on their similar upbringings, watching their mums forced to live paycheck to paycheck and, like most mob, struggling with the barriers and hindrance experienced after years of financial trauma forced onto our community. Larisha was determined to break this cycle within her family, with hard work and discipline, she entered the housing market at the age of 21, buying her first home.
Today, Larisha empowers our community to change their mindset around money through the power of stories and help break the patterns that are evident within our community, to help us take back financial control.
Her belief is knowledge is power and that being rich is just a mindset and that First Nations women are capable and deserving of prosperous lives. Larisha uses the podcasting space to host her podcast, Rich Blak Women, which she describes as a “modern-day type of yarning circle” to further educate the community and inspire listeners to push the idea of “self-care” to include healthy financial behaviours, starting with talking openly about money, asking questions and learning how to say no. Larisha brings her insight of these topics today and offers amazing tips to allow abundance and prosperity in your financial life with the ability to use her technique of affirm, release and allow.
To keep up to date with Larisha, be sure to follow her on Instagram here.
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We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s First Peoples’ who have never ceded their sovereignty. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation where the podcast was taped. We pay our deepest respects to Traditional Owners across Australia and Elders past, present and emerging.
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