Grace Tame (she/her) is a leader of positive change. She is a survivor-advocate for victims of sexual assault, particularly those who were abused as children.
In 2019 Grace was assisted via the #LetHerSpeak campaign who obtained a court order on her behalf, so she could speak out publicly, under her real name as an abuse survivor.
Now 27 and based in Hobart, Grace is a regular guest speaker for high-profile events and television programs. She uses her media profile to advocate for other vulnerable groups in the community. She is also a passionate yoga teacher and visual artist, having toured the United States with John Cleese in 2018 (Monty Python) as his personal illustrator.
Grace is also a champion long-distance runner, winning the 2020 Ross Marathon in a female course record time of 2:59:31.
On the 30th of October, 2020, Grace was named Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2021.
On the 25th of January, 2021, Grace was named Australian of the Year. This award has supported Grace in advocating for, and bring awareness to, survivors of child sexual assault, empowering individuals to come forward with their stories after years of silence and pain.
Grace has since started The Grace Tame Foundation, which is a not-for-profit philanthropic organisation that campaigns for and helps to fund initiatives that work to prevent and respond to sexual abuse of children and others.
In 2022 Grace wrote and published her memoir, The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner.