Vanessa Farrelly, a Southern Arrernte woman and a passionate anti-fracking activist with the Seed Youth Indigenous Climate Action Network, is becoming a powerful advocate. She and 80 other women participated in the 2016 Straight Talk forum, run by Oxfam, which connected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the political system to spark change in their communities. Indigenous women took vows to speak up against climate destruction, as many Parliamentarians in attendance left saying they were profoundly moved by the commitment they had witnessed. Photo credit: Adrienne Francis