My name is Henry Ballard and I am a budding, 21-year-old feature writer. My favourite topics to learn and write about are racial issues as well as more general politics, both Australian and overseas. I’m also very interested in sports and crime, as I have played and watched many sports over the years. (I have not, however, committed any crimes to date).
I started writing for pleasure at 10 years old, writing songs with both lyrics and guitar. Since then, I have gone on to write dozens more songs, while loving English in high-school and of course studying Journalism at Deakin Uni. Some of my favourite stories to write at Deakin have been on the Queen Victoria Market, where I interviewed CEO, Stan Liacos, as well as a story on an animal rights march, where I talked with passionate rights activists outside of the State Library.