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Marlee Silva


Marlee Silva is a 23 year old Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman from Sydney. She's a published writer, Indigenous rights activist and works as a specialist consultant for Aboriginal agency, Cox Inall Ridgeway. She's the Director of an annual community sporting tournament in Sydney called the ‘Col Dillon Cup’ that brings together local Aboriginal high school students and members of the NSW Police Force, to grow relationships and understanding between the two groups.

Marlee also founded 'Tiddas 4 Tiddas' a social media-based movement, developed to continue the momentum of the 2018 NAIDOC theme 'Because of her we can!' The page is committed to building the resilience and confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls, through storytelling. With over seven thousand followers, the page has reached people all across the country, connecting to everyday women doing amazing things everywhere and showcasing them to  the rest of the nation.


Having my first short story published in print as part of Anita Heiss' 2018 anthology 'Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia' and founding Tiddas 4 Tiddas would have to be the things I'm proudest of. Tiddas 4 Tiddas has been the big surprise accomplishment. I never anticipated it to have the reach and impact has.

My family, my culture, my hopes for the future - or anything and everything dog related.

Changes, Tupac.

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