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Gifted, But Quirky

Words by Jess, 23 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc For me, being diagnosed with autism changed my life in an enormous way. I finally had an answer for all my...

Right Side of History | WhyNot

Right Side of History

Words by Lydia, 24 VIC “We live in a strange world, where children must sacrifice their own education in order to protest against the destruction of their future” Greta Thunberg, 2019 Many will have heard by now of the...

The Sliding Scale of Mental Health

Words by Ari, 27 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Mental wellness exists on a spectrum, not an all-or-nothing dichotomy of ‘ill’ or ‘healthy’. At the moment I’m...


For creators

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 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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