Who is Yarraka Bayles? Wiki, Biography, Age, Quaden Bayles’ Mother, Family, Education, Career, Viral Video

Yarraka Bayles Wiki – Biography

Yarraka Bayles is Quaden Bayles’ mother. Yarraka is the mother of three other children: daughters Cecileigh, and twins Guyala and Lili. The family lives in the Australian city of Brisbane. Yarraka and her family are of Murri descent, Aboriginal Australians of modern-day Queensland and northwest New South Wales.

In February 2020, Quaden Bayles became a global sensation after a heartbreaking video showing the 9-year-old crying while being bullied went viral. Quaden became an inspiration across the world for his bravery in the face of bullying. Quaden has achondroplasia, a rare form of dwarfism.

Among those citing Quaden as an inspiration was Hollywood A-lister Hugh Jackman. A GoFundMe page set up to raise money to send Quaden and his mother to Disneyland had raised more than $300,000 at the time of writing.

Prior to his 2020 video, Quaden Bayles and his mother have been in the news multiple times since his birth. In 2016, his condition and Yarraka were featured in interviews with The Daily Mail and Buzzfeed News.

Yarraka Bayles Age

His age is unknow.

Dwarfism Awareness Activist

Since Quaden’s birth in 2010, Yarraka has been an activist for dwarfism awareness. In May 2017, Yarraka told the Macleary Argus that she had never met anybody with her son’s condition before his birth. In the same interview, Yarraka said that following his diagnosis, she went into a “deep depression.” Yarraka said that she turned it into a positive after meeting under people diagnosed with achondroplasia.

Yarraka added that as an Aboriginal dwarf, her son is a “minority of a minority.” In a statement on the Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism Facebook page, Yarraka said that she and her family are resting following the media attention. Yarraka said that she and her family will only be talking to Aboriginal First Nations Media until further notice.


According to her Facebook page, Yarraka has four children. Her daughters Lili and Guyala and listed with the last name Bayles, while her other daughter, Cecileigh, has the last name Patten. Quaden Bayles’ last name on the page is given as Georgetown. Yarraka says she is single on her Facebook profile.

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Yarraka told NITV in Australia in 2016 that Quaden’s other siblings are based in Sydney, 560 miles south of Brisbane. Yarraka told the Macleary Argus in 2017 that she and Quaden moved to Brisbane from the city of Kempsey, 300 miles south of Brisbane, during the 2016 Christmas season. Yarraka said, “We came down for Christmas to visit and we just haven’t left. It’s such a lovely community, we’ve got lots of family and friends here which makes it easier.” The move also allowed Quaden to be closer to Westmead Children’s Hospital, which Yarraka says is the foremost authority on achondroplasia.

Career and Education

In 2010, Yarraka posted multiple photos showing her pregnant. Multiple posts on her timeline indicate that Quaden Bayles was born in December 2010.

Yarraka uses Facebook to promote her son’s condition. She writes in her bio section, “Equality advocate sharing my journey to raise awareness and help others along the way.”

Yarraka is a graduate of Griffith University and of the Australian Institute of Applied Science. In 2018, Yarraka wrote on her Facebook page that she had begun studying at the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University. That same year, Yarraka said she started a new job at the Little People of the World Corporation. Yarraka is listed as the organization’s Australian ambassador.

Yarraka maintains an acting job profile for her son at Star Now.

Yarraka Said That Quaden ‘Proudly Accepts His Dwarfism’

In a May 2016 interview with NBC’s “Today” show, Yarraka said that Quaden “proudly accepts that he’s got dwarfism, because Buddy’s given him that reason to think that it’s cool.” Buddy is Quaden’s dog, a rescue Shih Tzu, who also has dwarfism. Yarraka added, “So he tells everyone, ‘My dog has dwarfism like me,’ and it’s the first time we’ve ever, in Quaden’s five years of life, heard him say the word, because we are not allowed to say dwarfism or achondroplasia.”

During that interview, Yarraka said that she could not believe the amount of negative attention that her son got from adults. Yarraka said, “People think he’s just a freak and very openly say, ‘What’s wrong with him? Why does he have such a big head?’ Or they’ll say, ‘He’s ugly. He looks scary.’” Yarraka went on to say her son needed counseling and that he frequently said, “he wishes he was dead.”

Yarraka told NITV in Australia in December 2016, when Quaden turned 6, that she thought her son would never see that day. Yarraka said, “It’s a birthday that I didn’t think he would see … Every day is a blessing, but another year older is even better and it’s a huge celebration — we celebrate every day with him, but the fact that he’s made it to six is super special.”

During the interview, Yarraka said that her son was majorly into Nerf guns and the NBA. That birthday marked the first time Quaden would be reunited with all of his siblings in four years.


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