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In Another Life

Words by Aurelne (she/her), 26 ACT Would you be my daughter again? You asked. I didn’t hesitate as I said, I would. I would be your daughter again, and I’d have no other as my mother. Biggest lie I’ve ever told. In another life, I would not be your daughter again. If unborn children were…

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I have a backpack

Words and Artwork by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD I have a backpack, It bare and new, Still smells like the shop, But I have a backpack. My mother helps fill it with Clothes, and toiletries; Her tears, and my hat; A big tub of sunscreen and some guilt. Dad lets me go like a Magician…

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Duality of Dreams

Words and Artwork by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD I awake with tears eroding A home into the crevices of my eyes. My arms feel like they Are missing an extension of themselves. My heart is vacant, And echoes like a hollowed out tree trunk. As I look around my bedroom, Sleep still crusted into my…

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Time

Time

Words by Joanita (she/her), 28 NSW There were a lot of influencers on my Instagram Explore tab that day, but one in particular left me unsettled. She was showing what seems to be a robust data set on her personal life. “I’m intentional about where I spend my time, because I track what I’m doing…

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Dealing with Customers

Artwork by Laura (she/they) 23 Spain You can find more of Laura’s work on Instagram @laurahsilva.art       Cover illustration by Aileen. You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenngstudio

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Echo

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Photograph by Beatrice (she/her) 24 WA  I am a young photographer looking for stories to tell and journeys to document. When I was in Italy I had the chance…

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Star #4

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Art by Elisa (she/her) 19 WA As a young creative in Perth, I am in the process of establishing my artistic identity. Being a creative can mean many different…

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From Dreams to Tattoos

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Mae (they/them) 23 WA I have been in and out of the creative space in Perth since I was about 16. Whilst completing ATAR art in high…

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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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Raise Our Voice in Parliament – Education

Imagine the impact when politicians across the nation commit to echoing the concerns and aspirations of our younger generations, speaking their words on the issues that matter most to them. Let us introduce you to the Raise Our Voice in Parliament initiative. It’s where the future of Australia meets the present in a collaboration fuelled…

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