You might have seen her name in the news. You might have seen video snippets of her splashed across social media. Maybe it was the speech she delivered at the Women’s Rally in March. Or the words she spoke to the National Press Club a few weeks earlier, leaving the audience standing in ovation.
In recent months, she’s been called a ‘figurehead of change,’ a ‘champion for survivors’ and ‘a courageous leader’. But the truth is that for a long time, Grace Tame didn’t have a voice. An archaic law prevented Grace from telling her story of sexual abuse – despite the fact that her abuser was free to tell his – and for almost a decade, the name ‘Grace Tame’ was one the media wasn’t allowed to mention.
Grace spent months campaigning with the #LetHerSpeak campaign and in 2019, she finally won the court order to speak out under her own name. Earlier this year, at just 26 years old, Grace was named Australian of the Year. Today, Grace has that voice she so desperately fought for and she’s using it to raise awareness of the impacts of child sexual abuse, and to campaign for better education and prevention.
She is a voice Australia desperately needs right now and we couldn’t be more proud that she’s our next speaker. We hope you’ll rally your friends, your colleagues and importantly – the men in your life – and join us at this very special in-person event to help us to raise Grace’s voice and spread her message even further.
CONTENT WARNING: Please be aware that this presentation discusses sexual abuse and trauma which may be distressing for some people. If the content of this event brings up any concerns or distress for people please reach out to the below help services:
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