Shifting Sands

I believe that grit is an undervalued element of life. Grit can mean the difference between standing strong or simply standing by. It can be the difference between pushing through or being pushed over. Grit even sounds like its a gritty word as it forms on the back of your tongue, rolls across the roof … More Shifting Sands

Leading a resurgence of political participation in our generation.

(Original Speech from TEDx Bond University 16th May 2014) There is a beautiful story from where I grew up, on the lands of the Gomeroi people of NSW. It speaks of a cycle that has been weaving itself through humanity for thousands of years. It says that when we pass away our spirit returns to … More Leading a resurgence of political participation in our generation.

Address to the 3rd Committee of the United Nations

Orginal speech delivered by Benson Saulo on the 4th Oct 2011. Mr. Chair and fellow delegates, I am delighted to address the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly as the Australian Youth Ambassador. As the world’s gaze is fixed on the impact that young people continue to have on societies around the globe, … More Address to the 3rd Committee of the United Nations

Statement at the High Level Meeting on Youth

Statement delivered on the 26th July 2011 at the United Nations General Assembly – High Level Meeting on Youth As the 2011 Australian Youth Representative it gives me great pleasure to represent the views, hopes and optimism of Australian youth in today’s discussion. I am the first Aboriginal Australian to be appointed to the youth … More Statement at the High Level Meeting on Youth

Sparking Change: freedom fighters to fire starters

I have had the amazing pleasure of traveling across Australia, attending schools, youth conferences and universities engaging young people along the way. It has been a great opportunity to meet people that share the same passions, frustrations and drive as me. On reflection of my past 3months of travel I realised it has also been … More Sparking Change: freedom fighters to fire starters