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Shailin Brown

Deputy Lifestyle Editor for D*Scribe

Location icon Australia

Final year Journalism student at Deakin University. I have a passion for lifestyle, travel, culture, and current affairs. Hoping to pursue a career within a media and communications team for a non-for-profit organisation. Currently a deputy lifestyle editor for D*Scribe, a student website targeting a student and young adult audience in local areas.

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D*Scribe
04/26/2018
Welcome to Melbourne's first Aboriginal-owned fair trade gallery

For many years selling fake Aboriginal artwork has been a booming trade in Australia, an issue that is not brought to light frequently enough. In an effort to support local communities and present real Aboriginal art to the public, the story of Koorie Connections Altair's began.

D*Scribe
04/27/2018
Why food chains are jumping on the vegan bandwagon

In the last few recent years there has been a huge rise in demand for vegan options and alternatives in popular food chains. This demand has taken effect to chains such as San Churro, Guzman y Gomez, Grill'd, McDonald's and many more, pleasing thousands of vegans across Australia.

D*Scribe
07/18/2018
Boost your teamwork skills in Melbourne's escape rooms

If you want to sharpen your ability to work well in a team, escape rooms are the perfect activity for you with Melbourne hosting a wide variety of these unusual venues. What is an escape room you may ask? An escape room is typically an enclosed space with a theme to set the scene.

D*Scribe
07/25/2018
Indigenous inspired clothing flying off the shelves

An Australian clothing manufacturer says it's had a fantastic response to its NAIDOC inspired collection. Lifewear Australia collaborated with four Indigenous artists to design a clothing range for women, men and children to mark the 2018 NAIDOC week theme "because of Her, we can", celebrating the sacrifices Indigenous women have made for their family and nation.

D*Scribe
07/31/2018
The Last Straw: environmental movement calls for phasing out of straws

The plastic straw is the latest product to be in contention for a national ban, with McDonald's vowing to phase out the straws in its 970 restaurants in Australia by 2020, trialling paper straws at two stores from August. Dscribe reporters Mitch Clarke and Shailin Brown investigate the future of plastic straws in Australia.

D*Scribe
08/29/2018
A Father's Day tribute: remembering Richard Brown

"Just to let you know how much you are loved, we fought the last cancer together and we'll face this together. You are not on your own, you are my one and only - your Gezza." My Mum wrote these words to her husband - my Dad - following an X-ray at a local GP.

D*Scribe
09/21/2018
A guide to glamping in Halls Gap

For the not-so adventurous campers If the hustling and bustling of Melbourne city's busy life has taken its toll, it's time to pack your bags, heat up the car, and head down to the wondrous nature escape of Halls Gap for your next road trip.

D*Scribe
09/29/2018
Breast cancer programs help Indigenous Australians celebrate culture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with breast cancer die five years earlier than non-Indigenous Australians. Cancer Australia says 17,586 Indigenous women and 144 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. On average around two Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are diagnosed with cancer every day.

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