This week’s guest is Grace Tame who is from Hobart and who recently won the Ross Running Festival Marathon in 2hrs and 59 minutes. This was Grace’s first attempt at the marathon and it will be exciting to watch her development over the distance the next few years. Grace launched the Let Her Speak campaign with journalist and friend Nina Funnel and as a result of this she won the Tasmanian Australian Of the Year. She is a sexual assault survivor and activist and advocate for people who have suffered similar experiences, through this work she was the first Tasmanian women to be granted a court order that allowed her to speak publicly about her abuse. We cover her running training and her story of sexual abuse. When Grace is not running, she is a talented artist who has done work for high profile comedian John Cleese which has led to her becoming great friends with his daughter. When talking to Grace it is like talking to someone who is 20 years older than her actual age and there is a lot of wisdom in her words and so much intelligence and life experience, whatever she chooses to do in the future she is bound to succeed. If this podcast brings up any mental health issues for you please reach out to Life Line on 13 11 14.
You can follow her journey on Instagram @tamepunk