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Beauty Synonyms

Words by Kyara, 22 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc “We have other sizes in the back,” the shop assistants say when they see me looking through the racks. I...

2020 as a Sweaty Astronaut LEGO Worker

Words by Steph, 28 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc I’m supposed to help people. I’m supposed to help fix problems. That’s my job. And this, I...


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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 and...

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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 agenda...

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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