Meet Our Community Voices

The Take Up Space community ambassadors represent the diverse and spectacular young people of Melbourne’s West. They were asked to share their experiences of mental health, sexual health, relationships and social identity.

Three healthcare professionals with connections to Melbourne’s West were selected to provide insight into inclusive, culturally appropriate health education.

Learn more about them by clicking the links below.


“To me, taking up space means being seen for who I am, without filters or the withdrawal of my truth.”

– Lev Luu, Mental Health Worker and Transgender Rights Advocate

“Taking up space is reclaiming the narrative that was written for me. I am many things, and I will continue to be!”

– Najma Sambul, Freelance Journalist, Writer and Community Advocate

“To take up space means to challenge spaces that are majority white, speak on why these spaces don’t have diversity. Be there, invite more colour to the table and create a shift on how these spaces operate.”

– Achut Thuc, Community Engagement Worker and Creative Writer