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2021 Australian of the Year & Advocate for Survivors of Child Sexual Assault

When we share, we heal.

Grace Tame is a survivor of child sexual abuse, author, columnist, campaigner and advocate for fellow survivors.

She is the Founder of The Grace Tame Foundation (GTF), a not-for-profit organisation which creates and funds initiatives to prevent, disrupt and respond to child sexual abuse.

In 2022 she released her number one best-selling memoir, The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner, which was shortlisted for three Australia Book Industry Awards.

Between the ages of 18 and 24, Grace lived and worked in the United States as an artist. She now resides in her hometown of Hobart and regularly competes in ultramarathons around the country. On 2 December 2023, she broke the female course record for the Bruny Island 64km Ultra in a time of 5:04:07.

Grace is a regular columnist for titles including The Monthly and the Saturday Paper. For her contribution to legal reforms that allow child sexual abuse survivors to tell their own stories publicly, Grace was named the 2021 Australian of the Year.

Grace is such a powerful speaker, very down to earth and relatable. Her words were so meaningful and inspirational to many within our community. She is a true change maker! Univiersity of Queensland

Grace Tame is a speaker that needs to be heard. Her ability to connect with the audience, her openness, vulnerability and fierce passion to create a world that is safer is inspirational.While her keynote may challenge people it is a keynote that should be heard by as many people as possible. She is able to break down some very complex issues into language that allows further discussion and education. She would be an amazing speaker for your event.


Grace's presentation was unflinching and courageous. Her story had a powerful impact on our delegates. We will still be talking about her presentation for many years to come.

ACC Global

Grace engaged our audience with her vulnerability, her truth, humour and exceptional story telling. She has the ability to deal with confronting topics in a way that simultaneously had us laughing in stitches and shedding tears of empathy. She was warmly received with two standing ovations and we are so grateful for the way she uses her platform to raise awareness and to create systemic change in our community. Thank you Grace.

Coalition on Criminal Assault in the Home

Grace Tame is an exceptional individual. Her intelligence, passion and drive for change oozes across. She also has a great sense of humour and delivers her powerful message effortlessly. Grace also engaged with us Territorians and we all felt she fits in well in this town - love to have you back!

No Woman Left Behind Conference

Meaningful and intentional connection with our audience. Grace connected her work with their work, showed appreciation and value for what they do. Perfect scene setting.

WorkUP Queensland The Healing Foundation

Her honest, speaking her truth approach was greatly appreciated by the delegates. The standing ovation given to her at the conclusion of her presentation was a clear indication that Grace was easily the standout presenter of the conference.

Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association
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