Brenna Harding

Board Member + Director

When did you join Wear it Purple?

I became an official member of Wear it Purple in September 2011 and joined the board in January


Position with Wear it Purple?

General Board Member

Why did you join Wear it Purple?

I joined Wear it Purple when I was fourteen as an executive member before the YAC even existed! I loved how Katherine and Scott, the founders, created something so positive, with a focus on support and celebration; a small action, wearing purple, that makes such a big difference.

Bringing Wear it Purple Day to my high school over the following five years I was able to see how it contributed to a safer, more loving, and supportive environment for all students, especially those who identified as LGBTIQA+. By the time I graduated in 2014 we had established an annual mufti day, a Gender and Sexuality Alliance, and a gallery and safe space in the library.

I have now joined the WIP board in the hope of supporting more young people to do the same in their school and university environments. My hope is that students from all over Australia, including rural and isolated areas, can gain the resources, information, and guidance they need to help make their schools safe and supportive places for rainbow students.

Do you identify in the community or support as an ally?

I identify as Queer/Bisexual.

3 fun facts about you.

• I have two lesbian mothers; and they’re both powerhouses in the LGBTIQA+ community.

• Once for Valentine’s day me and my friends cut up little purple hearts for every girl in our school, and put them in the rolls for roll call.

• When I was little I went through a phase where I would cry if everyone leaving the preschool didn’t hug me goodbye.

Your hobbies/interests.

• I love attending poetry slams and sometimes performing at them.

• I’ve been running a monthly feminist discussion group called Moonlight Feminists since 2015.

• When I’m not onstage and scared of breaking limbs I play roller derby with the University of Sydney Roller Derby League.

What do you do for work?

I’m a screen and stage actor.