Brittany is an English Teacher at Robert Townson High School and likes to tell people she is now teaching young people to love language at the very same place she feel in love with it as a teen. She is passionate about all things words, young people and Western Sydney. Brittany believes with her whole overly passionate and somewhat fragile heart, that teaching young people the power of words can change their lives. Which is exactly what she hopes to do
About the book Brittany will be working on:
During the project I will be working on is a novel that tells the stories of a 5 of young people from Campbeltown. Each of these young people will be from different walks of life but share unexpected friendships that flourish in times of crisis. With my novel I hope to tell some of the untold stories of Campbeltown that we don't see in the media. The story of a community dominated by diversity of all kinds, young people grappling with opportunities their parents never had and parents grappling with young people who don't seem to understand the beauty and fragility of life.
I addition to this, I want to tell the same untold story of teenagers that is rarely captured and certainly is not what is dominating televisions at the moment. A story of their resilience, their kindness to each other, their hope that pushes them to survive even in the darkest of times and their unwavering loyalty to each other despite their differences. I hope to capture the challenges of growing up and living in that strange in between place as well as what it means to be almost invisible to the world around you.
There are so few representations of Campbelltown. Those that do exist are almost always negative. With my novel I hope to counteract that and give young people from Western Sydney a place where they can see themselves to encourage them to tell their own stories.