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Taking off the real mask

Artwork and words by Emily, 25 VIC Artist statement Now that vaccines are available and restrictions are being lifted, everyone seems to be excited about taking off their masks. As someone with an anxiety disorder, “my...

Paper Rockets

Words by Becky, 19 NSW   Finding success when you are not built in the eyes of corporate perfection – an analogy   If I ever build a rocket, I would make it out of paper.   I’d make it forty sheets thick and...

Letter to the West

Words by Melis, 22 VIC This article contains themes of sexual assault and violence which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our...

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The Platform

What is the WhyNot platform WhyNot is for young Australians, by young Australians – it’s a platform to support and learn from each other without judgement and stereotypes and amplify our voices. We have opinions just...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Looking for inspiration? Keen to learn something new? Or maybe you’re just looking for that catch-all boredom cure… Well, you’re in luck! Welcome to our INSPIRATION HUB. Our Editorial Committee have pulled together a...

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Creating a Safe Space

The WhyNot Platform starts conversations, opens minds and amplifies the voices of young people. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy, safety and peace of mind of our community – that includes you! Protecting You...

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