Fri, 07 Oct|
Better Read Than Dead
Big Love Book Launch
Join Brooke Blurton as she celebrates the release of her memoir, Big Love. Brooke will be in conversation with Matty Mills.
Time & Location
07 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Reclaiming myself, my people, my country
A raw, moving and uplifting memoir about courage, resilience and the transformative power of love, from one of Australia’s most captivating personalities. My story is about the one thing that I never went without. Love. Big love, that filled me up and made me feel like there was a future for me. The kind of love that’s unconditional, and that lasts across time and space ...
From the moment Brooke Blurton appeared on Australian television screens, she dazzled audiences with her authenticity, generosity and honesty. As a proud young Noongar-Yamatji woman, Brooke’s connection to her culture and country is deep, and as an openly queer woman, she knows that love is simply love.
But behind the persona Brooke presents to the world is a story of epic proportions and awe-inspiring resilience – she had to grow up fast, surviving neglect and abuse, homelessness, and overcoming the shocking legacy of intergenerational trauma and mental illness, racism and homophobia. She’s also had to defy labels and perceptions about who she is, and her worth, all her life.
But Brooke didn’t just survive, she found her voice and thrived, and in Big Love, Brooke lays her journey bare, about how she refused to allow the past to define her and reclaimed her identity – and realised the power of love, for herself, for her family, and her community.
Brooke Blurton is a proud Noongar-Yamatji woman and broke records as the first Indigenous and bisexual Bachelorette for Network Ten’s reality television franchise. Brooke is a passional mental health advocate and champion of young people, especially First Nations and queer youth, and all people of colour. Brooke developed her passion for mental health advocacy as a youth worker by reflecting on her own challenging journey and educating young people about essential life skills, including Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid. Brooke is an RUOK Ambassador, supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart via the Uluru Youth Network, and is a champion for LGBTIQ groups. She lives in Melbourne.
Matty Mills created waves in 2014 by covering The Star Observer Magazine with a bold statement “Gay, Black and Proud” and since then he has cemented his place in the Media Industry as an Entertainment Reporter for NITV, a cohost of the ‘ Not SO PG’ Podcast and most recently announced as the first Indigenous presenter on Australia’s longest running travel show ‘Getaway’.
Ticket + Book
This ticket includes a copy of Big Love.$34.99