#MEETBYC Sarah Law

 In Brimbank Youth Council, News

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Sarah Law!

Name: Sarah

Pronouns: She/her

Suburb: Hillside

Tell us more about yourself!

I am a Year 11 student at Keilor Downs College, and I love drawing, acting (with no one watching, duh!) and hiking with my family.

Why did you decide to stay on in the BYC?

Despite being busy with schoolwork and VCE, I believe that it is still important for me to be involved in my community and to ensure that youth voices are heard and acted upon in Brimbank. I have always enjoyed working alongside other like-minded people to share ideas and create change, and that is why I decided to stay on the BYC for a second year!

What are you passionate about?

I am super passionate about sustainability and gender equality!

I strongly believe that small actions make the biggest difference for our environment, and that it is our role as members of the Brimbank community to do everything we can to conserve our resources. Whether that involves steps as significant as installing solar panels, or choices as simple as purchasing foods containing locally sourced ingredients, a combined effort is what counts!

I would also love to see more females standing up for themselves, and more men supporting women as allies, realizing that feminism is not about bashing men, but simply about having equal opportunity and equal respect for all genders. 

What are you hoping to achieve as a BYC member this year?

I would love to work on creating a more sustainable version of Brimbank, through protecting our local ecosystems and conserving its natural resources. 

What does a better Brimbank look like to you?

A Brimbank that is sustainable, connected, and full of opportunity, where all members of the community feel heard and accounted for. 

What’s one piece of advice you have for young people who want to create change in their community?

Have confidence in yourself, and use your initiative to act. Speak up. Create a plan. Reach out to people that can help you. Without taking that first step, you will never see any change or progress. Don’t be afraid to act! Just go for it!

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