Hi, my name is Khalisah. I was born in Port Hedland and have been living here for 20 years. I like to get away to the city sometimes for a change from the Pilbara. I like the way that Hedland is a small community, as it gets the people to interact with community, events and other locals.
I am currently employed at Health Focus Pharmacy in Port Hedland, however I am on maternity leave and am planning to go back to work am also planning to study Pharmacy at one of the universities by correspondence.
My mother is President of the Islamic Association of North West Australia. My siblings and I also get involved when the Association caters or sells food for community events. My mother moved to Hedland when she was 16 years old, from the Cocos Islands, to live with her brother. She is now 52.
My father was born in Kalgoorlie and later lived in Perth, before moving to Port Hedland when he was 19 years old. He was a strict Christian and later chose to convert to Islam before marrying my mother.
In the meantime my daily routine is doing everyday chores and taking care of my baby, while doing drawings from time to time as a hobby. I am hoping to start my studies in Pharmacy soon this year and hopefully launch a career in the pharmaceutical industry in the future.