Melissa Lucashenko: ‘I thought it was a program that was actually going to make change'
2018 Next Chapter mentor Melissa Lucashenko discusses why she became involved with the scheme.
'I have a lot of respect for the Wheeler Centre and the work that the Centre's done over the last decade or so. And the quality of the mentees that were attracted by both the reputation of the Centre obviously, but also by the generous funding, meant that I thought it was a program that was actually going to make change.
'It's progressive, it's not often that organisations as big as the Wheeler Centre actually get out there and say in black and white that "we are trying to give voice to people that are marginalised and underheard or unheard". And I thought, yeah, I've got to get behind that.'