This post deals with sexual abuse and eating disorders and might be triggering for some readers.
Grace Tame is officially the Australian of the Year 2021. And rightly so.
Her story of sexual abuse at the hands of her maths teacher, battling the legal system to earn her right to share her story and becoming an advocate and voice for so many child abuse survivors makes her a deserved winner.
Watch Grace Tame’s acceptance speech right here. Post continues after video.
But beyond her abuse case, not much is really known about the brilliant woman herself. Focussing on her activism, and keeping things pretty low-key on social media, there's a lot to be learned about the girl kick-starting so many important conversations in this country.
So here are five things you probably don’t know about Grace Tame.
Her iconic case unfortunately wasn’t the first time Grace Tame was sexually assaulted.
Back in 2010, when Grace was just 15 years old, she was hospitalised on account of her battle with anorexia. She explains that her disordered eating was triggered by a resurfaced memory of abuse from when she was much younger.