Advocacy is about speaking up to be heard to make change.
So we have to feature the now landmark quote by Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year, when she stood up at the March4Justice event in Tasmania on 15 March and said:
“As often is the case when an issue that has been shrouded in darkness for such a long time is suddenly thrust into the light, there’s widespread shock and disbelief over how something so evil could happen and not just happen, but happens so ubiquitously and the answer is so plain and simple: silence.
Evil thrives in silence. Behaviour ignored is behaviour endorsed.”
Such an apt quote is so apt for advocacy!