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Dear Brother John

Words by Akira, 22 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc   Dear Brother John, This morning I woke up to a Sydney Morning Herald article outlining...

An Open Letter to Fraser Anning

Words by Aisha, 19 NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc “As a second generation immigrant with a strong Australian identity and more specifically as a...

Australian Politics is NOT Broken

Word by Angus, NSW Illustration by Alieen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc Australian politics is broken! Democracy is in chaos! We are an international laughing stock! What...

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The campaign

What is the website for? Why Not? is a new online space for young Australians supported by the YMCA in Australia. Why Not? is for young Australians, by young Australians – it’s a platform to amplify our voices, support...

Have your say

It’s a platform to amplify our voices, support and learn from each other, and resist stereotypes. We have opinions just like everyone else – and we deserve to be heard.

How do you submit content?

Ready to submit your work? Great! You can submit your work via this link Alternatively, if you have hassles accessing the link please email your submission to: whynot@ymca.org.au What kind of content are we looking for...

Will I be paid?

YMCA is committed to paying up to five young people for their contributions each month, for $50 each. From time to time, we may also directly commission work on topical issues! An editorial committee of young people...

How to invoice

For a lot of younger emerging writers, invoicing can be a daunting process. Maybe Why Not? is the first place you’ve written for, and you’re not sure how it all works. That’s OK! Every writer was in this position once...

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