The second Heartbreak High album featuring Died Pretty and Frente!
as Ronnie Brooks
It's a toss up for Ronnie Brooks. She isn't sure which she
dislikes more: the United States or being called "Rhonda".
Aged in her late thirties, Ronnie is a Black American, hailing from New York
Ronnie was born into a middle class family, but teaching in the New York
Public school system has given her a glimpse of the other America - the not
very nice America. Ronnie ran into every conceivable kind of child, parent,
domestic and educational situation.
For five years, Ronnie thrived. The work was hard - sometimes unimaginably
ugly - and everyday was a lesson. However, when Ronnie began to take stock she
realised that America the Brave was a real cause for despair.
So Ronnie came to Australia: "the country that is what America could have
Ronnie came to Hartley prepared. She is intelligent, spirited and active, and
is absolutely unafraid to speak her mind. That's something New York taught
Ronnie: speak up or get spoken over.