In recent years is known for her terrible experiences in the terrifying ordeal known as the Sydney Siege in Martin Place, mid December 2014.
Given the very well documented and well known public inquiry, and very sad nature of the tragedies of the event, which lives in our living memory and never leaves her any single day.
Selina knows only too well, the very painful and profoundly affecting, still traumatic and still very vivid memories, that held her the longest, over seventeen (17) hours that day. Under the most terrifying of circumstances, unimaginable to anyone, of that dreadful, extremely traumatic and frightening time.
It is important to Selina that this side of her experiences is acknowledged and recognized for all the lessons, but that it is treated with careful consideration and utmost sensitivity, respect and dignity, towards all concerned including her, and most especially, for the two families whose loss is beyond human comprehension.
Whilst Selina has endured a tough road to recovery in the five years since that terrible ordeal.
She has deeply invested in her wellbeing personal therapies. These are ongoing and instrumental to her continuity with strength in her absolute commitment to serving her purpose led journey of helping others as a positive role model example.
In early 2019, she was resolute in finding purpose and meaning to her life, in herself knowing that in this being her biggest test of courage and will power. That if she got through her darkest hours and days, that nothing would ever hold her back again.
Selina is so much more than just a survivor.
Selina is of proud Indian and Burmese heritage. Her parents, highly educated and experience in their career fields, gave up everything to move to Australia for a better life for their children. They had to start all over again, notwithstanding the many sacrifices this took (personally and professionally) in leaving behind everything they knew.
Her parents and grandparents are highly regarded by Selina as the absolute pillars and foundations for her strong family. The faith led values that have defined and not broken her character, and the integrity and courage she displays. For these and so much more, she is commended by all with whom she interacts. Leaving them better for the experience of knowing her, for who she is and not what she has endured. Selina’s Indian and Burmese heritages are rich in valour, pride standing and history.
The great endearing love she has for her country Australia, which she has known since age nine. Has connection in history, which dates back to her dear Granddad (Nana) who served in WW2, as a Brigadier General in the Indian Army, was captured as a POW. His regiment of a very few, managed to be so fortunately saved by the Aussie Diggers.
Living in Australia since she was nine years old.
Selina grew into a strong and determined woman, who had a blossoming career where once she represented some of the world’s leading global financial services brands. In these capacities, she held and did so very proudly.
Whilst the old chapters of her life are closing, due to the raw journey and aftermath and the nature of her complex PTSD, she has personally endured as a result of deeply embedded traumas.
Her Spirit is not broken.
She honours her life’s lessons, experiences, self care, self investment and importantly, the acceptance of her own mental health journey, as a powerful awakening to her true self and the conviction she has to aiding, supporting, empowering and enabling others to move forward.
And this ingrained sense of survival and determination has been in her DNA ever since she can recall.
Selina’s New Mission
Selina is self-driven, independently led, ‘owns’ her own stories and her journey to a Will of Courage.
And she wholeheartedly attributes her moving forward, empowered now daily by the strength & healing she receives from her immersion amongst Community. She is openly grateful and appreciative of the tremendous support, then and now she has received.
She holds her own home communities in the highest regard.
In recent months, Selina has drawn immense strength from her visits to regional and rural country townships, and the positive time she has proactively initiated, in meeting with the open hearted welcome of the many Country Mayors, Farmers, Country towns and the joy of being among country children she has visited.
The country side, nature and the Australian Bush is an environment she feels a very strong pull towards. It recalls a familiarity growing up, among the valleys and plains of the small hill stations, and rural Indian backdrops. It has brought new hope, and strengthens her more, in healing and where she feels most safe, and she simply wants to give back.
On her own merits she has taken this connection and through her convictions has cemented a steadfastness in an absolute purpose to support others. She attests this foundation to her journey to a Will Of Courage, strengthened, and by the power of community healing and a new sense of belonging.
She is determined to giving back more significantly to the scale and magnitude as big as her heart, she attests to be the size of the map of Australia.
Selina has dedicated the rest of her life to;
AIDING RURAL & REMOTE AUSTRALIA
SHE IS A MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND WELL BEING ROLE MODEL & ADVOCATE.
Applauded by all who connect with her and enriched by the experiences of knowing her for who she is. Selina is recognised and admired for her selfless, altruistic led, mission of love, hope and healing, with commendations of growing community support, which she is humbled by daily.
Selina is a powerful and inspiring role model, whose willingness, honesty and openness to share her journey of survivorship and vulnerabilities across a plethora of experiences is commendable, gallant and a true testament to who Selina is and her outstanding character.
Selina is living proof of resilience, courage, overcoming adversity and living with acceptance of the nature and complexities of mental health and PTSD.
Her unshakeable Faith, self-pride and innate determination and core personal values are her strengths, to not be defined by her history.
She now seeks to impart this experience and share in conversations of courage, resilience and well-being. Aiding, empowering and enabling others to keep moving forward too. She is pouring her heart and soul into helping others from all her lessons.
And she is absolutely devoted and committed, in selfless service to others by adding her new voice, contribution and helping hand, to those facing challenge, adversity and hard times.
Bringing together the human spirit, in one community well being from a place of unconditional Love and Mateship.
Selina is so very proud to share this new journey with you as it unfolds and looks forward to your encouragement, kindness and commitment, to support her initiatives and this journey to better the lives of our fellow Australians across communities.
Please join Selina on her courageous new mission of Well Being, Community, Hope & Healing across all her endeavours to help others and her extraordinary bravery and resilience, on her journey to a Will of Courage™.