For Bren Donnellan, storytelling is what helps the world make sense. While growing up as a young queer person, Bren was forced to acknowledge that the fantasy of how the world should work didn’t seem to include people like them. In the confusion, it became second-nature to seek comfort and clarity in the stories of those who had lived their lives authentically despite similar obstacles.
As a writer and multi-discliplinary artist living on Gadigal land, Bren has prioritised creating work which connects and empowers queer people. Since graduating from UNSW in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, they have continued to use their skills to learn from others, build a community, and forge their own path ahead.