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Tara Moss          

Best-Selling Author and Media Personality

Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction, a documentary maker, and an outspoken advocate for human rights and the rights of women, children and people with disabilities. She is an Edna Ryan Award winner, UNICEF Ambassador, and Pain Australia ‘Pain Champion’. In 2021 she was named a ‘Global Change Maker’ in disability advocacy (Conscious Being magazine, UK), and was a recipient of the Victoria Honorary Citizen Award, the City of Victoria’s highest public honour, for her accessibility advocacy and contribution to the arts.

As a disabled woman and ambulatory wheelchair user diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) after a hip injury in 2016, Tara has used her public profile to help de-stigmatize disability, chronic illness and chronic pain. In the media and through her page ‘Tara and Wolfie’ (named for one of her first mobility aids), she brings advocacy and visibility to issues of disability and chronic illness, and the need to normalize mobility aids. She has given talks for hundreds of organizations, schools and festivals, and has brought her advocacy and passion for accessibility to multiple TV and media appearances across the globe. As speaker, writer, commentator and influencer, she brings public focus to issues relating to inclusion, disability, breaking down stigma and stereotypes, and how to improve accessibility.

She has been a UNICEF Australia Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and in 2014 she was recognized for Outstanding Advocacy for her blog Manus Island: An insider’s report, which helped to break information to the public about the alleged murder of Reza Barati inside the Australian-run Manus Island Immigration Detention Centre. In 2018 she was named one of the Global Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life, along with Angelina Jolie, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and more.

An experienced documentary host and interviewer with a passion for research and human stories, Moss hosted the true crime documentary series "Tough Nuts – Australia’s Hardest Criminals" for two seasons the Crime & Investigation Network and Amazon Prime, "Tara Moss Investigates" on the National Geographic Channel and the author interview show "Tara in Conversation on 13th Street Universal." She was also the host, co-executive producer and co-writer of "Cyberhate" with Tara Moss on Australia’s ABC, examining the phenomenon of online abuse, and most recently a reporter and host of the true crime podcast, "The Man in The Balaclava," for Audible.

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