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Same Same but Different | WhyNot?

Same Same but Different

Words by Evelyn, 27 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc I was so excited by the prospect of my impending hysterectomy that a week out from the surgery I threw a...

I Won’t Forget

This article contains themes about death and miscarriage which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. SANDS – 1300 072 637Lifeline...

(h)e..quality equality


Words by Jessica 21, NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc The vicious witches are at it again, Smearing our gender and hating on our Name. And I want to make it...


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The Platform | WhyNot

The Platform

What is the website for? WhyNot? is a new online space for young Australians supported by the YMCA in Australia. WhyNot? is for young Australians, by young Australians – it’s a platform to amplify our voices, support...

Have your say | WhyNot

Have Your Say

If you’re ready to submit a piece, you’ve come to the right place! We have opinions just like everyone else – and we deserve to be heard. Complete the below to get the ball rollin’.   WhyNot? Website...

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Ready to share? Awesome! You can submit right here. What kind of content are we looking for? WhyNot? is a collection of stories, thoughts and ideas that are uncensored, un-institutionalised, and without any other...

Paying our Contributors | WhyNot

Paying Our Contributors

WhyNot? is about creating a safe space for young people to share and feel empowered. We understand that many of our contributors might be uni students, have multi hustles (side or otherwise) or are at the start of their...

How to invoice | WhyNot

How to Invoice

For a lot of emerging creatives, invoicing can be a daunting and off-putting process. Our WhyNot? Editorial Committee wants to help our contributors navigate this uncertain tertian and the best news is, it’s a pretty...

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