Talie is a singer/songwriter with a background in performing and teaching. She is a speaker/creative/consultant specialising in trauma, domestic and family violence, homelessness and disability, and works with many peak bodies across the sector, both state-based and nationally. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has been part of a taskforce supporting people who are experiencing homelessness, as well as delivering trauma-informed training for government and services. Her creative skills have been utilised in her presentations, training and co-design of programs that support and improve communication for victims and survivors. Her heart is for educating, empowering and challenging systems that continue to promote power and control. Talie currently facilitates lived experience groups with Homelessness NSW and the Centre for Social Impact UNSW where she ensures the voices of others are empowered and heard by government and decision-makers. She was on the steering committee of the Voices for Change project with DVNSW, a facilitator for the Love Bites program in schools, a member of Homelessness NSW’s Policy Council, and a member of the DFV Reference Group for the Inner West Council. Talie was awarded the New South Wales SHS Sector Consumer Achievement Award in 2018 in recognition of her outstanding work.