Jake is an incredible advocate for the Indigenous and LGBTI communities. He found fame in playing an active role in ensuring safety for youth who are Indigenous and LGBTI. He tells a story of a young aboriginal and gay boy from remote australia who he mentored and changed his life through empowering him to not take his own life and embrace his sexuality .
Jake is continually travelling and advocating in remote Australia. The aboriginal communities and remote Australia really embrace him and love what he is about. Jake saves lives for the people who dont have a voice. He mentors them through encouraging a sense of self-belief and getting to know their bodies. There is a clear impact Jake has had saving these lives and he will be able to share real stories.
you will need to obtain this from jakeAt only 22 years of age, emerging influential leader Jake G is using his reach to connect with his vastly diverse Australian audience. The young, gay Aboriginal man from the remote Northern Territory town of Katherine is breaking through sharing his passion, positivity and personal stories.
First noticed through social media his popularity has continued to grow. From this he has become an ambassador for causes that have personal relevance to him and his communities, and harnessed opportunities across radio, television and printed media.
An engaging personality, Jake is a storyteller, taking audiences on a journey with him when he speaks. 2016 saw this boy from the bush have his first taste of storytelling on a grander scale as the first Indigenous Northern Territory R U OK? ambassador. His heartfelt message went viral with his 30,000+ followers sharing his message.
2017 saw Jake’s speaking engagements continue as he returned to his hometown to deliver a keynote presentation as the Australia Day ambassador, Katherine’s firs local Indigenous Ambassador for Australia Day. His warm presentation was highly regarded by the Northern Territory community, including Parliament, leaving audiences inspired.
In March 2017, Jake was approached to present in NITV’s live coverage of the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade alongside the stars of the NT Stars float Casey Conway, the Northern Territory’s own drag queen mega-personality Mis Ellaneous and Love Child’s Miranda Tapsell. It was a huge success for the network and an amazing experience for Jake.
Since, Jake has had the opportunity to branch out and work extensively in radio and printed media including Resident Magazine NT, NITV, Star Observer, ABC Radio and many more. He has also had the opportunity to do pieces of live presenting as well as for Television.
A true advocate, Jake is extremely passionate about representing his Indigenous culture and sending his positive influence in media and entertainment. He also advocates for equality and mental health, both issues close to his heart.
Jake is truly influential, connecting with his audiences across Australia who see him as an inspiration. His fun-loving personality, and personal, grounded approach endear him to most audiences allowing him to spread messages of positivity that make a difference in the lives of the Australian public.
I am honoured to be nominated again.
The person who nominated me mentions probably one of the toughest, yet amazingly beautiful things I've ever experienced.
To realize how simple a conversation can turn someone's life around.
About 4 months ago a teenager from remote QLD sent a message to my public Facebook page opening up about some personal struggles he was having. Last Friday a mother and her son came and had a yarn with me at our RUOK? Conversation Convoy event in Brisbane CBD, I had no idea it was the same kid standing in front of me.
What a suprise to receive this from his mum (attached pics)
There is no bigger gift than giving someone life by helping them rediscover their purpose, and it's as easy as a conversation that can empower them to work through things. Especially those from my communities The Aboriginal and LGBTI communities.