Mr Kerry O'Brien
Grace Tame is a remarkable young leader. Her courage and example are empowering survivors of sexual assault to reclaim their agency by telling their stories. Her words have power as we have seen since she was made Australian of the Year in January. Her bravery has inspired others to demand accountability and change the systems that protect perpetrators. She has shown this can be done. Her work with the #LetHerSpeak campaign changed Tasmanian laws.
We need to hear the stories of survivors. We need to understand their trauma. We need to challenge the culture and power dynamic that allows such abuse to occur and remain hidden. As Grace says, "Communication breeds understanding … and when we share, we heal".
In this A Better Future For All conversation with Kerry O'Brien, Grace will explore these complex and personal issues and how they go to the heart of power relations. Listening begets action. This is a conversation not to be missed.