Mahalia Handley is an international curve model and human rights activist, originally from the Northern Territory. 

In 2019, Mahalia unveiled the #LetHerSpeakNT campaign, as the campaign’s official ambassador. 

“Journalists who name sexual assault victims, even with their consent, can face up to six months jail,” she said.

“If I can use my voice to help others find theirs, that’s what I’m going to do.”

“We do things very differently up in the NT. It’s something we are very proud of. But this law doesn’t benefit anybody. 

“This is the time that we have to change it and I want you to be a part of it: it’s time the NT reformed the law. It’s time to Let Her Speak.”

In July 2020, the NT Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Act was amended, but there is still work to be done. 

“We need to make things contemporary, we need to move forward with the protection of anybody who is a victim [or survivor] of sexual assault,” says Mahalia. 

The campaign is proud to have Mahalia’s support and is grateful for her advocacy. To read more about Mahalia’s work and the various other activism projects she has participated in visit: @mahaliafromaustralia