The Writers

Truth4Youth wouldn’t be where it is today without its team of dedicated, inspiring writers. The group is extremely passionate about issues that matter to young people. You can read all about them here.

If you are interested in being a part of the team, please contact Naomi Simmonds on (03) 9457 9902 or naomi.simmonds@banyule.vic.gov.au.

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JOELY MITCHELL

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Joely is one of the co-founders of Truth4Youth. She recently graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Journalism, and currently writes for a range of sites. She loves writing about health and fitness, but is particularly passionate about issues of equality. She’s an aspiring news reporter, and hopes to one day work for a popular news organisation. You can follow her on Twitter here: @joelymitchell.

ANNABELLE PENDLEBURY

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Annabelle is one of the co-founders of Truth4Youth. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws/Arts at La Trobe University, with an Arts major of Sustainability and Development. She aspires to work in a field involving social justice. Annabelle adores writing about anything, from reviews to opinion pieces, but her particular passion is shining light on humanitarian issues. You can follow her on Twitter here: @AnniePendlebury.

SAMMI TAYLOR

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Sammi is a journalism student and freelance writer from Melbourne. Her work has been previously published by ABC News Online, The Jakarta Post, Birdee Magazine and The Weekly Review. Sammi has been a part of the Truth4Youth team since 2012, and loves being able to tell local stories. You can follow her on Twitter here: @sammiiitaylor.

RACHAEL WARD

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Rachael is a second year journalism student at RMIT University, and has been involved with Truth4Youth since 2013. She is a broadcaster and the Vice President of SYN Media. Her work has previously been published in The AgeCosmopolitan Australia, The Weekly ReviewThe Under Age and Birdee Magazine. She enjoys writing about politics and current affairs. You can follow her on Twitter here: @_RachaelWard.

ELOISE DERRETT

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Eloise is a 16-year-old student from the Banyule area. She loves puns, pop-punk and puppies – but not specifically in that order. Eloise loves writing about many different topics, and has been part of the Truth4Youth team since 2014. You can watch her re-tweet images of dogs on Twitter here: @eartheloise.

TAYLOR CARRE-RIDDELL

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Taylor is in her first year of a degree at Melbourne University, studying creative writing and psychology. She loves a good dose of pop culture and would love to be able to tell a story that helps people. You can email her here: tcarre-riddell@optusnet.com.au.

BEATRIX PAYGE

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Beatrix has been a part of the Truth4Youth team for many years now. She is an aspiring author, in her final year of an arts degree at La Trobe University. She runs her own book review blog called The Whimsical Reviewer, and enjoys writing, reading, pondering the meaning of life and planning her future trips abroad. You can follow her on Twitter here: @beatrix_payge.

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