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Unfiltered Thoughts: Unplugged – Thoughts on Social Media

In today’s digital world, social media is more than just a platform for connection; it’s a powerful force shaping our lives, our opinions, and our future. It influences how we communicate, form relationships, and perceive ourselves and the world around us. But how does it impact those who use it? Is it a source of…

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The Little Joys of a Big Bargain

Words by Hashwina (she/her) 27 VIC One of my unfiltered joys in life is to brag about how cheap I got an item, either on sale or through a deep internet dive. I’m not quite sure where I picked this habit up from. Maybe it’s from my immigrant mum who loves a good haggle or…

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The Practice of Chhaupadi Pratha in Nepal

Words by Deepa (she/her) 26 Nepal Chhaupadi is a unique tradition practiced by girls and women in Nepal during menstruation. In this, women are kept in the cowshed of a separate place, called a chhau goth, for 13 days during their first period and for 5–7 days of each month during menstruation for the rest…

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What I’m Made Of

Words by Sophie (she/her), 28 UK  I am made of lemon cake, warm bread and laughter. Blood, wine and cherryade. I collect little fragments of bone from ex-boyfriends and store them in my heel. I am made of sugar-spun frost and hot summer nights. Violet skies raw and naked, scorched of cloud. I smell of…

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I Would Never Give It Back

The following piece may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering. Readers in need can seek support from the following services 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13 11 14) or visit Creating a Safe Space. Words by Oumaima (any/all) 24 France We bumped into each other at midnight like two champagne…

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Mental Health in all Generations

Join our Creative Residents, Caitlin (she/her), 25, and Ethan (he/him), 22, as they ask people why others their age would seek help from mental health services.

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International Mental Health in Australia

Join our Creative Residents, Caitlin (she/her), 25, and Ethan (he/him), 22, as they ask the international community how being a foreigner in Australia impacts their mental health.

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Social Media and Mental Health

We’re asking our community what social media is doing to the mental health of our younger generation. Join our Creative Residents, Caitlin (she/her), 25, and Ethan (he/him), 22, as they venture out to capture the perspectives on mental health.           This following video may contain themes that might be difficult to…

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Utilising Digital Minimalism as a Young Adult

Words by Jyotsna (she/her) 17 NSW As a Year 12 student, I found myself engulfed in the whirlwind of exam preparation, social commitments, my overall wellbeing, and the ever-enticing glow of digital screens. Developing a balance between academic success and personal wellbeing seemed like a challenging goal, until I stumbled upon the concept of digital minimalism….

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