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Jillian Boyd is the author of Bakir and Bi, illustrated by Tori-Jay Mordey. Bakir and Bi is no longer in print. Jillian and Tori-Jay intend to include this story in a new publication.
Jillian was born on and raised on Thursday Island in the Torres Straits, far north Queensland. She is a budding author, poet and songwriter. She is a Torres Strait Islander who is passionate about her people, culture and shaping our future leaders, our children and youth. A single mother of six children – since becoming a young mother at the age of 20 – Jillian’s focus has been on providing for her children but she has always loved writing and at the age of 41 she made a decision to start writing professionally. Jillian is a perfect example of how anything is possible if you put your mind to it and it’s never too late to go after your dreams and aspirations.