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I Can’t Breathe

Words by Fibha, 22 NSW “I can’t breathe”; You hear us repeat! Yet, there’s no action, Just an attraction, For a fraction of bystanders. As we’re put down to the ground; With cuffs on our hands, And knees on our necks...

Elusive Employment in Unprecedented Times

Words by Kai, 25 The year 2020 brought a whirlwind of change. At least that was what it looked like when Jane*, an old friend, shared a picture from her office farewell dinner. Her company fired her without warning for...

To Sex or Not to Sex

Words by Ella, 23 VIC Recently I have found myself in a pattern. Bored, lonely, need some drama? Casually hook up with someone on a night out. Hate it, profess a self-inflicted ban on all men ever.  Wait a couple of...

Hot Commodity

Words by Sachini, 22 ACT “Jamie said you were a Brownie,” said my friend Katie. I remember looking down at my arms, feeling a stab of defensiveness shoot through my stomach. “I don’t care,” I had said. In that moment, 8...

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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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