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Our first of our new Spotlight on a Leader series is here! Each month we’ll be getting to know one of GBWA’s passionate leaders around the state.

“In 2013 I was fighting a tough battle with depression and anxiety and in a very bad mental place. I had no self worth, was self harming and cut off all my hair one evening in an attempt to gain a sense of control over my life.”


Tash has been involved with Girls’ Brigade since she was 5 years old. Earlier in September, she sat with me and we talked about her passion for raising awareness for mental health, and how her own experiences of mental ill health, particularly as a teenager, has impacted the way she leads her Seniors and Pioneers at Kalamunda.

All of our leaders draw on their unique life experiences that inform who they are as women, as Christians, and as leaders that care deeply about the girls in their companies. In the following video, Tash shares a bit about why it’s so important to her that Girls’ Brigade is a welcoming, non-judgemental space for the girls that attend.

Tash, congratulations on 20 years of Girls' Brigade and thankyou so much for all you have done over the years, and the countless ways you've positively impacted, and are still impacting, the lives of our girls, leaders and families. You're amazing!!