“”Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction, a documentary maker, and an outspoken advocate for human rights and the rights of women, children and people with disabilities. She is an Edna Ryan Award winner, UNICEF Ambassador, and Pain Australia ‘Pain Champion’. In 2021 she was named a ‘Global Change Maker’ in disability advocacy (Conscious Being magazine, UK), and was a recipient of the Victoria Honorary Citizen Award, the City of Victoria’s highest public honour, for her accessibility advocacy and contribution to the arts.
As a disabled woman and ambulatory wheelchair user diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) after a hip injury in 2016, Tara has used her public profile to help de-stigmatize disability, chronic illness and chronic pain. In the media and through her page ‘Tara and Wolfie’ (named for one of her first mobility aids), she brings advocacy and visibility to issues of disability and chronic illness, and the need to normalize mobility aids. She has given talks for hundreds of organizations, schools and festivals, and has brought her advocacy and passion for accessibility to multiple TV and media appearances across the globe. As speaker, writer, commentator and influencer, she brings public focus to issues relating to inclusion, disability, breaking down stigma and stereotypes, and how to improve accessibility.
“Tara is at the forefront of this fight, especially for those with chronic illness and pain… she is a global change maker when it comes to disability.” – Elizabeth Wright, Conscious Being magazine, UK
“Thank you again for being our guest speaker last night! Your presentation was wonderful. I especially appreciated the ‘self-care’ piece as so many people forget about that.” – Wendy Cox, Executive Director, Victoria Disability Resource Centre
“You and your work [on accessiblity] were one of the absolute highlights of my time here.” – Bronwen Hudson, Content Marketer, Royal BC Museum
“Thank you again for joining us! We’ve heard such positive feedback [on your presentation] from our membership.” – Jenna Wright, Spinal Cord Injury BC