Starlady is originally from country Victoria but grew up traveling around Australia, including the central deserts, with her family.
She returned to the desert in 2000 to embark on a Peace and healing walk with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott. The journey transformed her life and inspired her to build relationships with indigenous communities throughout Australia. Her career as a youth worker began in Kintore, 2002, with the Sonic Boom Circus and she has now worked in over 30 indigenous communities across the country. From 2005 to 2009 Starlady lived in Melbourne completing courses in hairdressing, make-up and costume with the aim of passing these skills onto indigenous youth.