My language is Gunggari from South West Queensland. I like to think that I have taken a role in all indigenous issues, not only language. When I was young, Aboriginal people, and girls in particular, were thought of as nothing. You had to do the best you could with what you had. We were brought up to believe that people were as good as we were but no better. I think it was the attitude way back then that changed things for me. All my adult life I have been involved in Aboriginal issues; education, health and language. Particularly for women and girls.