Bernie Black became a mother as a teenager, and is now a strong advocate for teen parents. In this interview she tells some of the stigma she faced as a teen mother.

From Premier.tas.gov.au:

“Bernadette Black founded the BRAVE Foundation in 2009. BRAVE is Australia’s only national organisation to support 8,300 expectant and parenting teens each year.

“After more than 12 years of lobbying,┬áBRAVE Foundation was awarded $4.4 million to run a nationwide trial to connect 350 expecting and parenting teens to education and support opportunities.”

It’s been a huge few years for Bernie as she explores her passion for teenage mothers. Here aim is to build a village of support around each one.

During this podcast, Bernie explains some of her experiences as a teenage mum.

GUEST: Bernadette Black
HOST: Jenny Baxter

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Jenny Baxter has published several articles about Bernie since her book, Brave Little Bear, was released in 2006. CLICK to read Jenny’s article about Bernie in Notebook: Magazine >>>

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Bernie Black, Tasmanian Australian of the Year 2019