Meet Deadly Choices new ambassador Tallisha Harden, a proud Torres Strait Islander woman who grew up in Logan City.
Tallisha has represented Australia in Indoor Volleyball, Rugby League, Rugby 7s and Rugby 9s.
After taking time off to overcome a serious injury, Tallisha has recently been named as a member of the inaugural top 40 elite female rugby league players in Australia.
Not only is she successful with her sporting career she has also graduated her Speech Pathology degree at UQ.
She now works with IUIH as a speech pathologist, working closely with families and individual’s to improve communication.
Tallisha enjoys building a strong relationship with these families and individuals, her role is to improve everyday life and make everyday activities a little easier.
Tallisha says, “Its deadly working with IUIH and being able to give back to community and mob! I’m a proud Indigenous woman and love meeting and getting to know so many different wonderful families and hearing their stories.”
Miss Harden believes that everyone is on their own unique journey and she is glad to be a part of their progress.
Tallisha explains that growing up she was fortunate to be surrounded by very strong people who were role models in her life.
Now as a role model herself she wants to utilise her qualities as a Deadly Choices ambassador to promote a healthy life style and encourage our mob to make Deadly Choices.
“I’m really grateful for the opportunity and take it very seriously! I love being a part of the DC family and hopefully together we can help our mob live healthier lives.”
Tallisha believes that any goals can be accomplished with hard work and determination.
“I’ve definitely never been the fastest or fittest, the strongest or smartest, but I’ve always tried to work hard, whether it be studying, playing sport or working as speech pathologist.”
Check out our other Deadly Choices ambassadors and read about them here https://www.deadlychoices.com.au/cms/index.php/ambassadors