Portrait of Tierney Khan

Tierney Khan

Tierney Khan has always been passionate about using words to express her opinions and to stand up for what she believes in. She has been recognised as both an individual and team public speaker at multiple competitions, and in 2020 she became the VCAA Plain English Speaking Award Victorian State Champion with a speech titled 'Not another speech about feminism'. Her commitment to social justice has seen her work with local communities in Thailand and Timor Leste. Coming from a multi-ethnic background, Tierney has personally experienced many of the issues faced by young female Australians of colour, and she channels those experiences to help drive her actions.