After rising to prominence in 2021 as Australian Of The Year, activist and author Grace Tame is touring the country next month for a series of on-stage conversations celebrating the release of her new book.
And after initially only announcing a run of east coast dates, a new Perth date has just been added to the schedule – Monday 10 October at the Perth Concert Hall.
A passionate advocate for survivors of childhood sexual abuse and celebrated social activist, Tame will be discussing her memoir, The Ninth Life Of A Diamond Miner live in conversation with ABC Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy.
“I have given heart and tears and raw honesty (and a few dad jokes) to this project – my whole self,” she says of the book. “I can’t wait to share it with you and to keep the conversation going.”
As a teenager Tame found the courage to speak up after experiencing on-going child sexual abuse, before firmly stepping into the public as 2021’s Australian Of The Year.
The tour will directly support the Grace Tame Foundation, a not-for-profit philanthropic organisation that campaigns for and helps to fund initiatives preventing and responding to sexual abuse of children and others.
“We are proud to announce that 75% of profits will be donated directly to the Grace Tame Foundation,” says Grace, also noting the GTF Board has formally resolved that directors including Grace will not receive or accrue any salaries/wages.
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