A Traveller is the person who will be finding storytellers and guest speakers who are willing to be interviewed. The Traveller records the interview, obtains informed consent for recording and publication from the storytellers and guest speakers, submits the recording for quality checking, and helps the National Team to promote the Speak My Language program and the interviews, particularly (but not only) using social media. Some Travellers may be selected to develop and broadcast content on community radio.

Le Tam Tu
NSW

Tam brings her experience in media practice, including podcasting, recorded interviews and radio segments, to the Speak My Language program. Her interest and advocacy to cultural diversity is evident in her work representing migrant communities in Australian media. She has enjoyed using her media expertise and bilingual skills to create podcasts for this series about disability inclusion in diverse communities. Tam's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW.

Marielba Bortone
SA

Marielba moved to Adelaide from Caracas in 2011. She has a Bachelor of Marketing and Advertising and has worked in project management, radio, event hosting and production assistance. Marielba is passionate about creating world-class events, and has over a decade of experience in the sector, both in Australia and overseas. Alongside owning and running her own events company, Marielba has volunteered extensively with the Latin American Society of South Australia, Radio Adelaide, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, and the Multicultural Youth Music and Culture Festival, amongst others. Marielba loves outdoor activities, dancing latin beats and spending time with her family and friends. Marielba's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Multicultural Communities' Council of SA, and her role as the Speak My Language Radio Coordinator was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of New South Wales.

Titus Raphael
WA

Titus Raphael holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business from Edith Cowan University, where he was invited to further his studies through a Bachelor of Commerce Professional. In his free time, Titus enjoys playing the guitar, researching and translating news from English to Burmese, recording his own news presentations and posting on social media, where one of his news presentations was viewed by over 1.6 million people within 4 days. His love for media production and his bilingual skills inspired him to join the Speak My Language team. He is proud to have created information to support Burmese speaking Australians with a disability to live well. Titus' role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of WA.

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