Bestselling author Tara Moss has over 20 years of experience in the public eye, speaking at hundreds of universities, schools, writers’ festivals, town halls, community and corporate events, the Sydney Opera House, Australian Parliament and more. She has interviewed the iconic Gloria Steinem, Naomi Klein, Alison Bechdel, Amanda Palmer, Lynda La Plante, Michael Connelly and Australian of the Year 2015 Rosie Batty, among others, and shared the stage as a panelist with Germaine Greer, Kathy Lette, Roxane Gay, Eva Cox, Ray Martin, Ita Buttrose and more.
Tara is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon in her UNICEF role. In 2015 she briefed parliamentarians in Canberra on the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
She has spoken at numerous schools on cyberbullying and online child safety, and in July 2015 was announced as the Norton Family Ambassador on these issues. In 2015 she was also announced as Patron of the Full Stop Foundation for Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, and launched the foundation at NSW Parliament House, and in 2016 was named an Our Watch ambassador. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo. (For more awards, see below.)
Contact: Hayley van Spanje at HMMG (Harry M Miller Group)
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Keynote subjects include:
Labels, Leadership and Why Women’s Voices Matter: on women’s representation in media, fiction, politics and public life.
Speaking Out – A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls: on how to speak out and why it matters. (Find out more on the book, here.)
Unsocial Social Media: on how to engage safely online.
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – how the status of women, community attitudes and victim-blaming contribute to the crisis of domestic and sexual violence, and how we can all help.
The Archetypal Woman: on women’s representation in fiction and myth. (More can be found in her book The Fictional Woman.)
Self-care: on how to excel, speak out and participate in public or professional life without burning out.
The Tara Moss story: on Tara’s own journey. (Read her full bio here.)
Recent Awards and Accolades:
2012 Australia’s 20 Most Influential Female Voices
2013 Australia’s Most inspiring Women ‘who push boundaries, create change and motivate’
2014 Outstanding Advocacy Award for Manus Island: An insider’s report
2014 Influential Women of 2014, alongside Malala, Laura Bates, Angelina Jolie and more
2015 Part of the University of Sydney’s Leadership for Good
2015 Edna Ryan Award – ‘Grand Stirrer Award’ for making a feminist difference by speaking out for women and children, for a significant contribution to feminist debate and inciting others to challenge the status quo
2016 Champion of the West award for community service
2017 Order of Lambrick Park