As a feature writer, I thrive on observing the fabric and rhythm of ordinary life, shining light onto average people to uncover extraordinary stories.
To observe people going about their everyday lives, I visited to a local community centre. I wanted to explore the happenings and negotiations occurring within a building that houses a gaggle of diverse networks.
I felt sure there would be a little gem of an idea, hiding amongst dusty, dated rooms. I discoverd that this facility was bursting at the seams with individuals who unite to become groups, gather into clubs, come to sessions, provide peer support systems, share hobies as a collective, attend various gatherings, learn at classes, become diverse organisations, form like minded guilds, become committee members and above all this is a place to belong as friends.
My initial story concept was to explore the more unusual elements or individuals amongst the cacophony which is the Geelong West Diversitat Community Centre. There I discovered a wealth of inspiration for feature pieces.