Kylie Captain

Gamilaroi woman, Author, Educator & President of the Aboriginal Studies Association


Kylie Captain is a proud Gamilaroi woman, born and raised in the inner-city Sydney suburbs of Redfern and Waterloo. Kylie is an educational leader and is a highly engaging and experienced public speaker.

She is the author of her recently published book Dream Big and Imagine the What If. Kylie’s book and accompanying journal is making a difference to the lives of many across the Australia and abroad.

Current Work:

Kylie is the President of the Aboriginal Studies Association and, over the past 23 years, has had an impressive career working in Aboriginal affairs, education, finance and community service.

In her book, Kylie shares her heart-wrenching story of loss and circumstance. In her honest and powerful voice, she explains how she found the strength and inspiration to overcome the challenges she encountered to now enjoy a full and abundant life.

Kylie has experienced grief, injustice and tragedy; however, her resilience and inner strength allowed her to transform her life and become the strong, proud Aboriginal woman she is today. In her deeply personal story, she shares a raw and open account of her struggles and demonstrates how a small act of belief can be the catalyst for change and empowerment.

Kylie’s story is a testament to the strength of culture, kin and connection to Country. She shares her experience and knowledge as an educational leader. Through her narrative, Kylie takes you on an eye-opening journey of truth-telling, identity and hope. From breaking the cycle and facing fear to using the power of education and visualisation, Kylie inspires the audience to take on life’s challenges with strength and courage.


Talking Points
Inspiring Young People to Dream Big
The Power of Education
Understanding Aboriginal History and Developing Authentic Relationships with Community
Resilience, goal-setting, wellbeing
Riding The Waves of Grief
Building Leadership and Management Capability
Dreaming Big, Visualisation and manifesting the life you desire