Marlee Silva is an Aboriginal woman from the Gamilaroi and Dunghutti peoples of New South Wales, and author of My Tidda, My Sister: Stories From Australia's First Women.
Marlee Silva is a 24-year-old Gamilaroi/Dunghutti writer, podcast host and Co-Founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas, the social media-based movement dedicated to elevating stories of inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls from across the country.
Tiddas 4 Tiddas showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models and their stories, circulate advice and academic, sporting and other opportunities for young Indigenous women to reach their potential. She has interviewed Australian superstars like best selling author Tara June Winch, Founder of We-Pledge Barbie-Lee Kirby and social activist Tanya Hosch.
Marlee has previously been published as a contributor in Anita Heiss’ anthology Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, and in various online publications with her poetry and non-fiction work. Together with her sister Keely, Marlee was a finalist for the 2019 Human Rights Awards, and also features in the January 2020 issue of Australia's marie claire magazine in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Marlee Silva is one of the strongest voices speaking today.