WhyNot

Category - Education & Employment

I’m one in four: the education system.

Words by Kirsten, 28 QLD I count to four as I breathe in and out. I have learnt, the caring sector is not for the faint-hearted. As a year nine student wheels himself onto the veranda on the chair he’s just stolen...

Dear Future Employer

Words by Briana, 20 VIC Dear future employer, What is the answer? How do we break the cycle? The cycle where we study. We attain a casual job. We graduate. We have graduated but are still at our casual job that we can’t...

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...

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Mountainous Barriers

Words by Markos, 28 VIC Artist statement: – This is a simple but honest piece that illustrates the challenges of getting a job when you have mental health issues. While it’s difficult to climb those hills...

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The Stigma of Staying After High School

Words by Sol, 19 WA With a population of just under 2 million people, Perth lags behind other Australian cities such as Sydney (5.23 million) and Melbourne (4.94 million). Still, Perth has all the landmarks of a capital...

Instagram screen shots of barriers to employment

What a Time to be Alive

Digital artwork by Julianna, 26 VIC This piece was a finalist of the Youth Summit Creative Competition 2020. I  like to use Instagram. I discovered the abilities of sharing quick Instagram stories which act for me...

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