Yenn Purkis - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Mon 11 Nov 2019
Yenn Purkis - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards

Yenn Purkis is a finalist for the Achievement in Inclusion award at the 2019 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!

Yenn Purkis is an advocate of positive change. Yenn is an autistic and non-binary author, presenter and community leader and has been active in the disability community in Australia and internationally since 2005.

Yenn was a victim of bullying and violence, unemployed for years, locked in prison and psychiatric wards but has used their difficult past to drive their passion for making change and become the leader they are today. 

Yenn is now part of the ACT Government Disability Justice Reference Group, has facilitated the Canberra Autism Women’s Group since 2011 and won the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year award. 

To discover more about Yenn's advocacy, visit their website.