Kate Raston

Advocate and co-founder, We Are Womxn

2024 WA Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Kate Raston co-founded We Are Womxn in 2021 to help reduce the stigmas associated with being a woman and broaden the scope of womanhood. A victim of sexual harassment and assault, Kate chose to use her firsthand understanding of trauma to make a profound difference.  

We Are Womxn provides a safe and inclusive space for education and honest conversation for women and non-binary individuals, empowering them to be brave and build their confidence. Through evidence-based and trauma-informed bespoke health programs, participants can learn about and discuss subjects that may be regarded as taboo.  

In just three years, We Are Womxn has worked with over 10,000 young women at 40 different schools, plus over 3000 university students and 2000 participants at various community groups across Western Australia. 

Kate is also a passionate public speaker and advocate who lobbies for change to improve sex positivity, consent understanding, and education around healthy relationships for all women.