Taryn Brumfitt

Body image advocate

Taryn’s mission is to teach people the value and power of loving their bodies. A Film Director, Author, International keynote speaker and founder of The Body Image Movement, she gained global attention in 2013 when her unconventional ‘before and after’ personal photos went viral.

The images sparked a conversation across the world about the harmful effects of unrealistic body images on people’s health, happiness and self-esteem. Since then, Taryn has dedicated six years and over half a million dollars of her own (and husband Mat’s) money to become a leading activist for positive body image.

Her 2016 documentary, Embrace, struck a nerve with millions of people around the world, inviting them to question media-created standards of beauty and to learn to love and embrace their bodies – above, and in spite of, what society values. Taryn’s work has positively influenced girls and women, men and boys across Australia and internationally. Importantly, it is also influencing media outlets to promote body diversity, and redefining ideals about health.

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Nasir Hussain

Diversity Advocate & President of Muslim Australian Connections of South Australia

Since migrating to Australia in 2006, Nasir has devoted himself to building bridges between Muslims and the wider Australian society.

Dr Felicity-ann Lewis

Community Leader & 2014 SA Australian of the Year

A dedicated, dynamic leader, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis is passionate about creating a better, healthier, more inclusive Australia

Chris Schacht

Former Senator & President of Volleyball Australia

Chris is a former President of the Australian Volleyball Federation and an elected representative to the Legal Commission of the “Federation Internationale de Volleyball”. He is also a board member of numerous worthwhile organisations.

Pat Rix

South Australian Local Hero, 2007

A respected artistic director with significant experience creating collaborative community and mainstage productions in South Australia, the United States and Southeast Asia.
Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor - Business, Law and Environment

Professor Jennifer McKay AM is an academic lawyer with a passion for research to celebrate some but reform other laws to achieve a sound and clean environment for future generations.
Christine Robertson

Christine Robertson OAM

Co-founder of Lost Pets of South Australia, Creator of Chipblitz program & SA State Recipient Local Hero 2023

Christine co-founded the Lost Pets of South Australia charity in 2013 to reunite lost pets with their families. The volunteer organisation uses social media and its connections with the RSPCA and other animal welfare groups to get lost animals back home.