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In Another Life

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD     I lock eyes with a girl, Her eyes are round, and cheeks Are full, and her smile is all teeth. She looks like me, Maybe she is me, In some other life.   She stands across the street, She’s in the sun, Gripping her tote bag, Her shoes…

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Too Much

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD     I was fourteen when I was called a bit much. By the time I was twenty, this had escalated to too much. I am too much. Those people are right. And my muchness is large and unwavering.   I am too much in the way that When new…

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The Language We Speak

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   The following poetry and artwork may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13 11 14) – visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list…

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The Same Coin: A Eulogy to My Burnout, An Ode to My Twenties

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD       The Same Coin: A Eulogy to My Burnout, An Ode to My Twenties I want no expectations of me. I want to be nothing. Not a ratbag, a promising young woman, A travelling soul, a broke student, A girl in love, a girl out of love, A…

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To My Housemates, With Love

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   I have found many sisters in the faces of my housemates. They weave between my fingers, Smile at my sore knuckles After another hard fought day. Never by blood, Always by chance. But aren’t those the best kind Of relationships   You cannot tell me Our smiles are not…

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Reviewing Shades of Black Eyeshadow

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   The following poetry and artwork may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13 11 14) – visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list…

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