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Sarah Harris, Studio 10 host: ''Shanna is real, raw, & authentic.''

Steve Price, 2GB Radio Sydney: ''Shanna is a powerful and authentic voice for the bush.''

Caitlin Shea, Australian Story Executive Producer: ''Shanna is a leading talent with a powerful story.''

Ben Cheshire, Producer of 'Last Drinks' Australian Story: ''Shanna is a natural speaker and storyteller with an infectious sense of mischief and an uncanny ability to involve and disarm her entire audience..''

Brooke Hanson, OAM + Olympian: ''Shanna's authentic delivery will without doubt save lives and make a difference. I thank her for empowering Aussies to look at themselves.''

Natarsha Belling, Channel 10: ''Shan is pure heart and soul. She's a bush gem.''

Ernie Dingo, TV Personality: ''co-hosting an event with Shanna was a piece of cake.''

Costa Georgiadis, TV Presenter & Celebrity: ‘’Shan is a totally connected and engaged professional. Working alongside her as she was an MC meant that (as a guest) I could hit the ground running and direct my energies to the right place at the right time. Shanna is extremely articulate, informed, prepared - but also extremely quick, spontaneous, and funny.''

Craig Hamilton, Australia’s leading men’s mental health speaker: ‘’Shanna is an absolute rock star! She speaks with authority, integrity and lived experience - and that is priceless.’’

Emma, audience participant and farmer’s wife: ‘’I was lucky enough to meet Shanna at Boorowa International Women's Day event. Wow - fabulous speaker, gorgeous and down to earth human, getting people talking about the alcohol culture in Australia, but NOT in an awkward way. Just raw and relatable.'

Jen, audience member, TEDX Canberra: ‘’I was very fortunate to be in the audience when Shanna presented at TEDx Canberra. Powerful. So powerful. I was completely and utterly captivated the entire time by her authenticity and rawness, and her huge, huge heart.''

Anne Braithwaite, workshop delegate, Australian New Zealand Mental Health Association, Gold Coast:

''It was wonderful to hear you speak, and to learn about your work and vision. I am originally a country girl and now live in the city. Having grown up in the country and as a Mum to three boys, I can absolutely concur that the culture around our demographic when it comes to alcohol has long been overlooked and a serious concern. Please keep doing what you are doing! We need you!

Anonymous rural farmer: ''Shanna is one of us. In every way. She gets it. And because she is so real and so a articulate - she is gifted to break down one of the most difficult conversations of our time, and make it okay.''



'' There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river and head upstream to find out why they keep falling in ..... ''

 Desmond Tutu