SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23 : Wear It Purple Portraits on July 23, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Ava McConnel

Ava has been with Wear it Purple for years! What started with a clear passion to organise and celebrate Wear it Purple Day at her high school, has since grown into a much larger aspiration to see all schools do the same. Ava is one of our youngest members, having graduated high school in 2016 and continues to bring a youthful and light spirit to all we do.

Pronouns: her/she or they/them

Why you’re involved:  I joined WIP because I wanted to make a real difference in the lives of queer young people and passionately believe in the power of individuals to make social change.

3 likes: cooking, 80s music, bad action films.

3 dislikes: blue cheese, horror movies, pineapple on pizza.

Fun Fact: I play Quidditch at university.

Her other life: I’m in my first year of an International Relations degree at university. I also work in a bookstore and love all things books!

Click here to contact our Youth Action Council Leaders if you’re under 24yrs and would like to get involved.