Grace Tame caught the nation’s attention back in 2021 when she stepped into the public eye as the Australian of the Year.
One of the most anticipated memoirs in Australia drops today – Grace Tame’s The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner: A memoir (Pan Macmillan). Tame paves the way for an open and candid conversation about the long-overdue changes in public perception and Government recognition when it comes to sexual abuse.
In her new memoir, Tame shares her own experiences of child sexual abuse, and the kind of trauma that no child should ever endure. As a teenager, she found the courage to speak up, which sparked a conversation that would change things, a conversation that is continuing to provide a safe space, and most importantly of all, a change for the generations to come.
Pan Macmillan shared: “From a young age, her life was defined by uncertainty—by trauma and strength, sadness and hope, terrible lows and wondrous highs, as a teenager, she found the courage to speak up after experiencing awful and ongoing child sexual abuse. This fight to find her voice would not be her last. In 2021 Grace stepped squarely into the public eye as the Australian of the Year, and was the catalyst for a tidal wave of conversation and action.”
Grace Tame’s The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner: A memoir is out now at all good booksellers.