Chloe Drougas

The Big Smoke Next Gen: What’s Up, Trump?

What does the next generation think of today's issues? Well, our founding partner, The Big Smoke Australia, announces a brand new segment that publishes content by Australian students currently being mentored by The Big Smoke writers so that we can find out what the next generation thinks. First up? Donald ... Read the full article
Chloe Drougas

Chloe is a year 8 Australian student who is part of The Big Smoke Next Generation program, being mentored by Loretta Barnard. Chloe drives her family crazy with her strong opinions and well thought out arguments as to why it’s okay that her room is a mess. She is passionate about human rights and gender equality—so don’t say things like "it's a boy/girl thing" unless you want to get into a heated argument. Her passions are reading, writing, and drawing and she has keen interests in juggling, anime, learning Japanese, and collecting books. Chloe loves to play soccer and is currently supposed to be practicing for her 5th grade trumpet exam.

Notes from The Hole

In 2015, Curtis Dawkins spent 40 days and 40 nights in “The Hole” during which time he received and read a novel (authored by Kimberly Knutsen, his former partner) that contains a fictionalized account of their life together. Below is the letter Dawkins sent Knutsen after reading it.