In episode 58 of The C-Word we chat with Pro Netball Player, Josie Janz-Dawson. A Torres Strait Islander who was born on Thursday Island, QLD. She grew up in Derby, West-Kimberley and when she was 15 years old she accepted a scholarship to attend boarding school at Presbyterian Ladies College in Perth. Josie played netball for the Western Australian underage representative teams, and after she graduated year 12 she received a two year netball scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Josie then moved back to Perth where she played netball for the West Coast Fever team from 2008 to 2016 in the ANZ Championship, and just recently played netball in the United Kingdom Superleague for both the Severn Stars and Team Bath. Josie has been working at the Wirrpanda Foundation since 2009 in the Deadly Sista Girlz Program focusing on building positive role models in our communities. She says and we quote: “I believe we have a deep sense of responsibility to support the people in our community through mentorship and encourage our next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to be positive and healthy role models.” This episode is sponsored by Giving Greens and Attentive Aesthetics.