Get to know politician and activist Aretha Brown from our #BETHATGIRL campaign.

Aretha Brown is an Indigenous Australian youth activist and the current Prime Minister of the National Indigenous Youth Parliament. She’s made it her mission to advocate for Aboriginal youth and educate the community about Indigenous affairs.

“Racism comes in many venomous forms. Racism that I experience is not as blatant or visible as the open racism my elders faced, but it exists in its own form.”

“It’s subtle and quiet and it’s a type that you might not even recognise as being openly disrespectful. Names, Titles, Prefixes, Assumptions. And rather it’s the violence in the lack of discussion that is just as painful.”

For the #BETHATGIRL campaign, each person was asked to choose a word that encapsulates them. Aretha’s words were “political” & “Australian”.

Raw, real & free of re-touching, we’re here to celebrate Aretha’s story.