Tara Moss is an outspoken advocate for human rights and the rights of women and children. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards, refuges and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in her UNICEF role. Moss has spoken at numerous schools on cyberbullying, online ethics and child safety.
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Testimonials for Tara Moss
Tara Moss is much more than a pretty face. She's an international best-selling author, ambassador, television host, and reptile-wrangler... she may well become one of the world's best-sellers.
World Literature Today
Tara was wonderful. A delight to deal with and extremely accommodating, especially signing a huge number of her books that members of the audience wanted autographed. She was genuine in her praise of the Karralyka Centre facility and the surrounds and more than happy to pose for photos. Her story and DVD presentation has earned her high praise on our feedback survey including "Tara Moss was entertaining, intriguing and though provoking.
Maroondah City Council
[Tara,] Your skills as a speaker are outstanding, and the message you gave was one that should be heard by school students across the state
The Eating Disorders Support Network
Stunning model and author Tara Moss proved the consummate compere.
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Tara Moss's Biography
Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV documentary presenter, speaker, human rights advocate and anti-cyberbullying campaigner. She is currently host, co-executive producer and co-writer of Cyberhate with Tara Moss on the ABC, examining the phenomenon of online abuse.
Since 1999 she has written 11 bestselling books, published in 19 countries and 13 languages, including the acclaimed Mak Vanderwall crime fiction series and the Pandora English paranormal series. Her first non-fiction book, the critically acclaimed The Fictional Woman, was published in 2014 and became a number one national non-fiction bestseller, and her iconic cover design, featuring her face labeled with ‘fictions’ or stereotypes about women won Best Non-Fiction Book Design at the Australia Book Design Awards in 2015 with HarperCollins Publishers. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, and has earned her private investigator credentials (Cert III) from the Australian Security Academy. Her latest book is Speaking Out: A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls. Her next fiction novel is due for release in 2018.
Moss is an outspoken advocate for human rights and the rights of women and children. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards, refuges and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in her UNICEF role. Moss has spoken at numerous schools on cyberbullying, online ethics and child safety, and produced and hosted 2017’s documentary Cyberhate, investigating the issue of online abuse. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo.
Her in-depth novel research has seen her tour the FBI Academy at Quantico, spend time in squad cars, morgues, prisons, the Hare Psychopathy Lab, the Supreme Court and criminology conferences, take polygraph tests, shoot weapons, conduct surveillance, pass the Firearms Training Simulator (FATSII) with the LAPD, pull 4.2 G’s doing loops over the Sydney Opera House flying with the RAAF, and acquire her CAMS race driver licence. She has hosted the true crime documentary series Tough Nuts – Australia’s Hardest Criminals on the Crime & Investigation Network, ‘Tara Moss Investigates’ on the National Geographic Channel and the author interview show Tara in Conversation on 13th Street Universal.
In 2014 she was recognised for Outstanding Advocacy for her blog Manus Island: An insider’s report, which helped to break information to the public about the events surrounding the alleged murder of Reza Barati inside the Australian-run Manus Island Immigration Detention Centre.
Moss also writes about vintage, sewing, craft and body positivity at her vintage-focussed blog VictoryLamour.com, promotes ‘slow clothing’ and craft as Patron of the Australian Sewing Guild, and hosts and produces the vlog Sewing Vintage with Tara Moss.
Recent Awards and Accolades include:
2012 Australia’s 20 Most Influential Female Voices
2013 Australia’s Most inspiring Women ‘who push boundaries, create change and motivate’
2014 Outstanding Advocacy Award for Manus Island: An insider’s report
2014 Cosmo’s The Women Who Made 2014 Better for The Fictional Woman
2014 Influential Women of 2014, alongside Malala, Laura Bates, Angelina Jolie and more
2014 The Hoopla‘s The Female Eunuch Award for The Fictional Woman
2015 Best Designed Non-Fiction Book Award, for The Fictional Woman designed by Tara Moss and Matt Stanton
2015 Part of the University of Sydney’s Leadership for Good
2015 Edna Ryan Award – ‘Grand Stirrer Award’ for making a feminist difference by speaking out for women and children, for a significant contribution to feminist debate and inciting others to challenge the status quo
2016 Champion of the West award for community service
2017 Order of Lambrick Park, ‘recognizing and honouring Lambrick Park alumni who have made significant contributions or achievements since graduation.’
Speaking Topics Include
Labels, Leadership and Why We Need More Women’s Voices: on women’s representation in media, fiction, politics and public life.
Speaking Out – A 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls: on how to speak out and why it matters.
Cyberhate Today: on online ethics, the state of cyberhate today and how to engage safely online.
The Archetypal Woman: on women’s representation in fiction and myth.
The Tara Moss story: on Tara’s own journey