How one Canberran went from Foster Care to Pageant Queen and Women’s Advocate

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Sammy Rose

RoundABOUT Contributor

Eleni Selleck has overcome many of life’s challenges.

From a young age she experienced family violence, where she was then placed into foster care. Later in life she was diagnosed with what she calls her ‘sprinkles of disabilities’, including chronic pain impacting her ability to walk and limiting movement, and PTSD from her experiences as a child.

Those disabilities didn’t stop her.

Eleni has completed a Bachelor of Laws, and now uses her passion for advocacy to empower and teach women as the founder of She Advocates Society.

The organisation aims to empower women by building their advocacy skills. They uphold the belief that every woman has an incredible story, journey, or experience to tell. They work to promote female advocates within our communities to uplift every day role models, through regular community workshops.

Fast forward to 2024, and this year Eleni Selleck was crowned Mrs Galaxy Australia.

Eleni spoke to Sammy Rose on the Tailored Talk podcast, you can listen here…