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Redefining my Comfort Zone | WhyNot?

Redefining My Comfort Zone

Words by Kelsey, 20 NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc The girl I was a year ago wouldn’t recognise the girl I am now.  The past year has been an absolute...

Letter to my Younger Self

Words by Teri 21 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Dear teenage self, I know that sometimes things aren’t perfect. I know that the days feel impossibly long, like you’re...

Why We Will Always Need Pride | WhyNot?

Why We Will Always Need Pride

Words by Natalie 20 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc “We get it, you’re gay! You don’t need to keep telling us about it! I don’t see why you need a WHOLE MONTH just to...

Answer the World’s Smoke Signal/Together We Are

Words by Aileen, 28 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Answer the World’s Smoke Signal/Together We Are illustrations show the impact of the Australian Bushfires...

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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’. *PLEASE NOTE   In...

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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