Brittany Higgins teams up with Australian of the Year Grace Tame for Marie Claire cover photo shoot


Brittany Higgins poses up for glamorous magazine front cover with Grace Tame as ex-staffer’s boyfriend crows she’s ‘out of his league’

  • Brittany Higgins appears on the front cover of Marie Claire with  Grace Tame
  • Alleged rape victim and the Australian of the Year were rewarded with accolade 
  • The pair feature in a 10-page ‘Women of the Year’ spread inside magazine


Former Liberal party staffer Brittany Higgins and Australian of the Year Grace Tame have teamed up together to pose for a glamorous cover shoot as they are hailed ‘Women of the Year’.  

The pair grace the front cover of the December issue of Marie Claire magazine released on Monday.

The magazine declares alleged Parliament House rape victim Ms Higgins and child sexual assault survivor Grace Tame as forces of change in an edition dedicated to the ‘game-changers, trailblazers and joy makers’ of 2021 in a year marred by Covid-19 lockdowns.

The pair became great friends since Ms Higgins sensationally went public with claims she was raped by a colleague in a minister’s office at Parliament House in 2019.

Brittany Higgins (left) and Grace Tame (right) appear on the front cover together of Marie Claire magazine

Brittany Higgins (pictured) models several outfits in a 10-page 'Women of the Year' spread in the latest issue of Marie Claire

Brittany Higgins (pictured) models several outfits in a 10-page ‘Women of the Year’ spread in the latest issue of Marie Claire 

Their friendship was cemented further during the recent photo shoot for Marie Claire in Brisbane.

Ms Higgins’ partner, journalist David Sharaz was among the first to express his pride with the magazine cover. 

‘Two incredible humans,’ he tweeted.

He later captioned a screengrab of the magazine cover: ‘Hey Siri, show me out of my league…’

Mr Sharaz also replied to Marie Claire’s tweet promoting its latest edition.

‘Places order for 75 copies,’ he commented before uploading a framed photo of the cover.

The pair feature in a 10-page ‘Women of the Year’ spread in the magazine.

The friendship of Brittany Higgins (left) and Grace Tame (right) was cemented during the recent photo shoot for Marie Claire in Brisbane

The friendship of Brittany Higgins (left) and Grace Tame (right) was cemented during the recent photo shoot for Marie Claire in Brisbane

Brittany Higgins' partner, journalist David Sharaz (pictured with her) joked on Twitter he had bought 75 copies of Marie Claire's latest edition

Brittany Higgins’ partner, journalist David Sharaz (pictured with her) joked on Twitter he had bought 75 copies of Marie Claire’s latest edition

Ms Tame also paid tribute to her fellow cover girl and described her as a trooper.

‘Brittany is fiercely intelligent, and her ability to articulate the situation and maintain diplomacy in the face of total ugliness and abhorrent behaviour is incredible,’ she said.

‘Doing the Marie Claire shoot together in Brisbane was so much fun and has cemented our friendship.’ 

Ms Higgins had similar glowing words about Ms Tame.

‘There is no-one I trust more to celebrate my wins with or just ugly cry to.

‘Not only does she speak with such a depth of knowledge about child sexual abuse and gendered violence but she does it in a way that is incredibly accessible to a wide range of people. 

Ms Higgins, 26, made national headlines in February when she broke her silence about being allegedly raped by a male colleague in federal defence minister Linda Reynolds’ Parliament House office in 2019.

Ms Higgins’ claims rocked Canberra.

David Shiraz was full of praise for his partner Brittany Higgins and Australian of the Year Grace Tame

David Shiraz was full of praise for his partner Brittany Higgins and Australian of the Year Grace Tame

The journalist was bursting with pride about his partner being on the cover of Marie Claire

The journalist was bursting with pride about his partner being on the cover of Marie Claire

Ms Higgins returned to Parliament House weeks later to address thousands who attended Women’s March4Justice rally with a powerful speech.

‘This isn’t a political problem. This is a human problem,’ she told the crowd.

‘We’ve all learnt over the past few weeks just how common gendered violence is in this country. 

‘It’s time our leaders on both sides of politics stop avoiding the subject and side-stepping accountability. It’s time we actually address the problem.’

The December issue of Marie Claire is on sale on stands now.

Brittany Higgins became overcome with emotion while addressing the crowd at the Canberra Womens March 4 Justice rally outside Parliament Week, just weeks after she broke her silence about the alleged rape

Brittany Higgins became overcome with emotion while addressing the crowd at the Canberra Womens March 4 Justice rally outside Parliament Week, just weeks after she broke her silence about the alleged rape

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