Brendan Fitzpatrick

Brendan Fitzpatrick escaped the SBS newsroom many years ago and is an experienced designer, illustrator, writer, photographer and media strategist working across all media. He is an expert in production management, editorial and online community management. Holding post-graduate qualifications from Curtin University, he enjoys cycling, fishing and kayaking – and is also a Primary Ethics teacher and loves coaching children’s sport.

Positive Influence – Supporting survivors of domestic violence

Commissioned for ANZ YourWorld, this story looks into New South Wales 2016 Woman of the Year, Jen Armstrong. She is the founder of the Beauty Bank, and a woman always on the go and on a mission. As a domestic violence survivor, Armstrong now looks at ways to support others transition out of abusive relationships and into situations of support and safety. Story and photography by Brendan Fitzpatrick.