Caitlyn gets published in Australian teen magazine
Year 11 student Caitlyn Pitcher has recently had her illustration and article published in the ‘Exploring Teens’ magazine, in the May-July edition which was published in early May 2017.
Exploring Teens is Australia’s only magazine aimed at helping parents of teenagers, arming them with what they need to know about the wellbeing of adolescents. Articles cover communication, teen health – mental and physical, work, finance and much more.
Caitlyn said that she is very crafty and thought that this particular magazine suited her ideally as it is about adolescents with different needs, including learning difficulties.
“I also thought that it is a good way to spread my artistic talent around Australia,” she said.
“Art is something I have had since I was a little kid, and I have been working at my talent since I was little, trying to expand my art knowledge by trying different mediums, but my favourite is using greylead.”
Caitlyn’s article is titled ‘Struggling to understand – A Teen’s Take’ and her accompanying illustration focuses on all the words and emotions involved with exams. Caitlyn writes her personal story, and of her own struggles with learning, it is a brilliant first person narrative that provides the parent readers with an incredibly privileged view into her world.
Caitlyn writes that her life drastically improved when she started at Damascus. She now has friends all over the school and all over Ballarat which is fantastic. She now believes in herself as a leader and loves helping people, and is very keen to make a difference in the world.
Caitlyn’s favourite subject at Damascus College is the Hospitality VETis course, where she is studying a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, this will help her achieve her dream of becoming a chef after secondary school.
Download Caitlyns article here
Caitlyn Pitcher Exploring Teens (1698 KB)