My first reaction when I realised I didn’t get in was a bit of a surprise – there was no reaction. I was numb. I seemed to be ok about it, I didn’t know why at the time, I was completely fine. I congratulated the others on getting in, I went home with my family, responded to the many many messages of support I received then went to bed.
Every day I come across people that want to create change.
Like Axl who wants to create a space where anyone can come and learn how to be a comedian in a safe and supportive environment, gaining skills and confidence at the same time.
Or Kia and Dan, university students who are passionate about sustainability education and community gardens.
Or Jenny who wants to give children the opportunity to learn in the bush.
Or Michelle who wants to encourage random acts of kindness in our community.
Or Verity who wants to redefine our concept of waste