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Eating Disorders: The Personal is Political

This article contains themes of mental health and eating disorders which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our Creating a Safe...

Sisyphean Again

Words by Lydia, 18 VIC I have a newfound sympathy for Sisyphus.Every time I near the top of homemade mountains,within grasping distance of gold-star successes,the boulder of my progress slips from my grip,rolls over my...

Good Little Girl

This article contains themes about abusive relationships which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our Creating a Safe Space page...

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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...

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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