45. Volume: Mundanara Bayles: Australia’s Ancestors

We are not taught the history of our country. Not the real history anyway. Some of us are just now learning of the horrific suffering the Aboriginal people have endured in the land their ancestors have lived on for generations. Someone needs to advocate for their plight, and their future.

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

Mundanara Bayles is an advocate for her people.

Mundanara is of the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side, and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu people on her father’s side. She is a proud Aboriginal woman. She has over 18 years of experience working in the Queensland, Australia area. As an advocate for Aboriginal needs and services, she co-founded BlackCard along with Dr Lilla Watson. This 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business provides cultural capability training and consultancy services. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to work effectively with the Aboriginal community.

In this in-depth conversation with Ronsley, Mundanara gives us a whole lot of hard truths about the reality Aboriginal people in Australia face every day. Not only do Aboriginals have the highest incarceration rate of anyone on the planet, but they also face record-high suicide rates. COVID-19 has only exasperated these problems.

In this volume, Ronsley explores the parts of the news stories that you don’t hear. Mundanara gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane. She explains why it was so critical for her and her team to put faces to the statistics we hear on Aboriginal deaths at the hands of police. These are the ancestors of Australia.These are human beings, and their lives are important. Mundanara has spent her life making sure we all know that, and that government action reflects this. Please take the time to listen and learn with us.

Other eye-opening topics in this volume:
  • The importance of context and perspective
  • The heartbreaking and simultaneously uplifting story of Mundanara’s preparation for the Black Lives Matter rally
  • The reality of Generational Trauma for Aboriginal people
  • The very recent practice of removing Aboriginal children from their parents 
  • Mundanara’s amazing Grandmother, Maureen Watson
  • The frightening history of Aboriginal health care
  • Why Tony Abbott’s actions set back the progress Aboriginals had made
  • The horrifying truth of FGM in Australia
  • How the pandemic has triggered the elder Aboriginal community
Links & Resources:

Mundanara on LinkedIn

Dr. Lilla Watson’s Bio


Mundanara’s Ted Talk

Black Lives Matter Rally in Queensland Coverage

Khadija Gbla on FGM

Psychology of Entrepreneurship: Volume 37: Mark Yettica-Paulson Part 1

Psychology of Entrepreneurship: Volume 41: Mark Yettica-Paulson Part 2

Vogue: The Reality of Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Here in Australia

Female Genital Mutalation (FGM)

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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