Sustainable fashion advocate Brittannie Dreghorn on Roxanne Gay's An Untamed State
At Summer Stories, we've asked our favourite authors and changemakers for their best summer story. We got in touch with Brittanie Dreghorn, account director at The Content Division and founder and editor of Britt’s List – an online fashion publication dedicated to telling the stories behind Australian fashion brands that lead their industry in environmental sustainability and ethical treatment of people and animals.
So Britt, tell us about your favourite summer read.
Last summer I picked up a copy of Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State from an op shop in St Kilda for $2. I’d just arrived in Melbourne for the holidays with a mission to read (and not work) so I was keen to get stuck in.
I opened up the book when I arrived at the Mornington Peninsula later that afternoon and hardly put it down over the week that followed. That holiday is filled with memories of the lead character’s kidnapping in Haiti and the horrific aftermath that became her life after release. I think the reason I liked it so much is because I appreciate stories that shine a light on an issue or injustice in the world. It motivates me.
Thanks so much Britt. Likewise, we admire what you've achieved with Britt's List. If by chance you're in Brisbane, we totally recommend Britt's List sustainable fashion walking tours. They're the best way to explore the city, meet new people and learn more about sustainability.
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