We are all beautiful, strong and different in our own unique and wonderful ways.
I am Savannah, a young artist that styles and paints our dolls. Starting at only 13 years old in 2021 alongside my mother Maryanne, we represent our proud Aboriginal culture as Bundjalung women and together we are Dollies Tribe.
They say strong women raise strong women. My mother & my late Granny are perfect epitomes of strong women that have both taught me different things throughout my life. They are beautiful & powerful in their own ways.
Where it began...
Our story began in 2021 when my mother & grandfather took me back to my grannis place of birth called Baryugil. It was after this spiritual trip that we started what was originally called Jarjumdollies, as a hobby that grew into so much more.
Dollies Tribe is dedicated to my late granny Peggy Jarrett-Green (Kapeen), a strong & proud Bundjalung woman who grew up on the Clarence River in Baryulgil.
She called me Dollie, & I was her Jarjum, a Bundjalung word meaning child or children. I have the greatest love for her; she raised my mum to be the strong woman she is today, supporting everything I do. This is how my parents are raising me, to embrace & be proud of my Aboriginal & Turkish heritage.
Receiving unconditional love from my parents, family & friends and gaining inspiration from Kylie Captain & her book, ‘DREAM BIG & Imagine the What If,’ I am striving to be the best version of myself.