I am a social entrepreneur from Brisbane, Queensland. I run two social enterprises in the human rights space: Ground Chai, which sells ethically sourced, environmentally sustainable delicious chai (Indian tea) whose profits support suicide prevention in rural Australia; and Ethnic LGBT+, a national website providing a safe place for members of the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) LGBTIQA+ community to share their stories.
I believe stories save lives and have travelled over 55,000KM around Australia in a self-built tiny home connecting with rural and regional youth to empower their voice in creating a more inclusive Australia. I have been nominated as the Young Australian of the Year QLD 2019.
As a Westpac Social Change Fellow 2018, I used my Fellowship to attend Harvard Professional Workshops on Design Thinking and to work with LGBTIQ+ communities around the world, including the world's only openly gay Prince of India. I have been recognised by the Australian Goverment as an Emerging Leader for the Australia-ASEAN Region.
Skills & Expertise
- Social Enterprise
- Youth Empowerment
- Connecting people
- Making delicious chai
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