Desiree De Bruin

Freelance Journalist

Location icon Australia

Currently in my third year of university at Deakin, interest in human rights, the environment and mainly music.

Comedy For Good: Raising Money For Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness is an ongoing problem in Australia, with nearly half of the 105,237 people currently homeless in 13-24 age group. Melburnians are constantly confronted with the issue whilst walking through the city, and as the nights get colder, it is becoming increasingly crucial for homeless people to find shelter.

New Technology to Catch Drivers on Phones

Millennials are notorious for their obsession with mobile phones. The majority of people are guilty of checking their devices while driving and the consequences can be fatal. The Victorian road laws are stricter for red and green P platers compared to full licence drivers.

Are Mobile Phones Ruining Concerts?

The distinct sound of my obnoxious, high-pitched singing can be heard in the background of majority of my videos. Recently I attended a Lana Del Rey concert, someone I have been waiting to see for years. After immense anticipation, queuing in seemingly endless lines and attempting to get as close to the action as possible, the moment finally arises.

The Jungle Giants at the Historic Croxton Bandroom

The Jungle Giants completely sold out their Used To Be In Love Tour throughout Australia. The quartet smashed out a high intensity set at the iconic Croxton Band-room in Melbourne. Built in 1844, bands such as ACDC, Rose Tattoo, INXS and Midnight Oil have made their mark at the venue and on the 18th of April, it was The Jungle Giants'turn.

The Evolution of Splendour in the Grass

Australia's world renowned festival Splendour in the Grass recently announced its lineup and it is dynamite! Kendrick Lamar is the obvious headliner - the winner of Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2017 is currently at the top of his music game.

Hockey Dad band's ground breaking performance (literally)

Australian duo Hockey Dad returned to the Corner Hotel on the 22nd of March to promote their ARIA nominated sophomore album Blend Inn. The album debuted at number six on the ARIA Album Charts this year. This was their 4th show at the Corner Hotel this year out of a completely sold out Australian tour.

How Social Media Ruined The Pillars

Once a beautiful oasis, now an overrun and destroyed desolate land. A few years ago only locals knew The Pillars existed. They are hidden from the main esplanade in Mt Martha and were a mission to find. In the peak of summertime, visitors could spend the day there and only come across one other person.

A Quiet Place Leaves Audiences Gasping For Air

Suspense and tragedy grip you from the opening scenes of this film right until its final moments. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a family of four live in a rural, desolate area communicating with each other only through sign language. Their tense existence relies on remaining silent, fearful that the slightest wrong move or sounds means instantaneous death.

Meet the Women Behind the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival

The third annual Feminist Writers Festival will be held in Victoria this year from the 25th to the 27th of May. Last year workshops were held all around Australia. However, this year writers from all around the country are coming to Melbourne and Geelong to take part.

Groovin' the Moo Festival 2018 Gallery + Review

Another year, another Groovin' the Moo festival done and dusted, literally. The air was filled with dust from the thousands of patrons rushing to get to each stage. The crowds were larger than ever before, cramped together like sardines in a can.