S. Sudanese model Ayor to vie for Parliamentary seat in Australia

South Sudanese model Ayor Chuot to vie for Parliamentary seat in Australia |Photo : Courtesy

A South Sudanese Australian, Ayor Chuot, is certain that winning the seat of the North Metropolitan Legislative Council Region in Australia is not beyond the realms of possibility.

“I am honoured to be the WA Labor candidate for the North Metropolitan Legislative Council Region at the upcoming State election on 13 March,” said Ayor, a former international model.

Ayor and her family were resettled in Australia in 2005 after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan and began a new life there.

“I was born in Ethiopia and raised in South Sudan and Kenya. I moved to Australia with my mum and siblings in 2005. As a child I lost my father to armed conflict in South Sudan and lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for many years before we were able to come to Australia to start a new life,” she narrated.

“I’ve worked as an international model and an accountant, I established my own modelling agency, and founded Africa Fashion Week in WA.”

Ayor, in her own words, says she aspires to become an advocate for her communities and represents them in the Western Australia Parliament.

“I want to be a voice for my community and other migrant communities in the WA Parliament. Since arriving in Western Australia as a 16 year old with a carry-on suitcase, I gained an education, started a successful business, and established a family. I want to ensure that other newly arrived Australians are given opportunity to succeed and thrive as I have.”

“I am passionate about supporting and mentoring young women and if elected I am committed to ensuring that our Party and Parliament are a place where young women like me are supported and encouraged.”

“I want to join Mark McGowan’s team to continue my active involvement in the community and work to deliver WA Labor’s plan to keep WA safe and strong.”