Marlee Silva is a 24 year old Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman. She is a storyteller, a soon to be published author with her upcoming novel ‘My tidda, my sister: stories of Australia’s first women’ set to be released in July 2020, and the Co-Founder of ‘Tiddas 4 Tiddas’.
Tiddas 4 Tiddas is a Indigenous female empowerment movement that started online as an Instagram page in late 2018, inspired by the NAIDOC theme of that year ‘Because of her we can!’ It sought to be a place where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women could feel safe and proud to share their stories and be shamelessly brilliant. Since then, it has amassed a following of over twenty thousand, eventuated in a podcast of the same name that captures conversations with brilliant Aboriginal women and see’s Marlee and her younger sister Keely make appearances at various corporate, community and education events, where they challenge audiences to feel the same level of pride in Aboriginal culture and excellence, that they do as Aboriginal women.
As to them, in order for us to build a better tomorrow for all Australian’s, we need the other 97% of the population who isn’t Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, to walk alongside us.