Kimberley Benjamin is a Yawuru, Bardi and Kija woman from Broome. After graduating from PLC in 2010, Kimba was supported by a MADLAH tertiary scholarship to complete her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism at Curtin University. She chose this area of study because she wanted to drive change to the negative portrayal of Indigenous people that is often broadcasted in the media.
In 2016, Kimba wrote and directed a documentary for NITV called ‘Owning Your History’, which followed a young Noongar woman and her Nanna’s Stolen Generation story. During this time, she was also selected to be a part of the Indigenous Marathon Project and trained rigorously throughout the year to run the New York City marathon.
Kimba is still pursuing her dream of filmmaking. She recently helped produce the second season of ‘Family Rules’ a six part observational documentary, which follows the lives of the Rule family, a Noongar and Ngadju family of women, mum Daniella and her 9 daughters.
Kimba is grateful for the opportunity the MADALAH scholarship gave her. As it supported her through her university degree which was the very beginning of her career pathway. Through the scholarship program, Kimba was also able to meet other MADALAH scholarship students who she is still close friends with today.