Deadly Dad – Jye Walker

I’m Jye Walker and my people are from Wemba Wemba country up near Swan Hill, although I have not known any of them until recently. I have grown up in the Wathaurong lands since I was 10 years old.

I have 2 kids now, a 6 year old boy named Malakai and a just fine 9 month old daughter named Amali. My family likes spending time together, the small things like being in the backyard together keeps us happy.

I try to emphasise that in life there are choices to be made and sometimes doing what’s right isn’t always doing what’s easy, even though you have to do it. Also that you are not always going to be right but you have to be strong enough and proud enough to learn from a mistake and accept help from those who can point you in the right direction.

My tip for other dads is to be the type of father you think you should be, not what you think others think you should be and be proud.