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I Was Intimidated by Brilliance, Until Now

Words by Cheyenne, NSW I have always been an overachiever. I’ve always loved to involve myself academically and socially, reaping the rewards of hard work and enthusiasm. I graduated high school with an ATAR in the nineties, experience as a School Captain, a plethora of hobbies and extracurriculars, and a set of gleaming eyes that looked…

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Youth Unemployment | Career | Why Not | Not Today

‘Not Today’

Illustration by Aileen Based on my own experience I have tried to build a narrative that illustrates the effect of pursuing traditional careers out of expectations from society. My illustration ’Not today’ represents the leap from university into an entry level job whilst trying to keep up with the status quo. You can find more of her work…

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I Know Where I Belong

What comes to mind when you think of the word lost?

Does it make you think of damage, the concept of navigation, or being misguided in general?

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Youth Summit

YMCA Youth Summit 28/05/2018 – Arts Centre Melbourne Book your tickets here It’s time for some fresh thinking on Mental Health. Currently 1 in 4 young people experience a mental illness like anxiety or depression. Many experts in this area are calling this a crisis and much talk is happening around Australia about solutions to mental…

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When there’s something to be said…

I feel as though we’ve all felt it at one point in our lives; something has bothered us or frustrated us and we don’t quite know the right way to go about it.

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Young people are being led down the garden PaTH

The Federal Government’s new Prepare, Trial and Hire Scheme, shortened erroneously to “PaTH” will see jobseeking young people aged 15-24 offered internships for between 4-12 weeks in exchange for an additional $200 a week, on top of their usual jobseeker allowance.

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I’m mad

I’m mad. I’m mad that my industry has let me down.

Media was meant to be fun – exciting, filled with creative types, and an opportunity to turn my passion into my occupation. This is what motivated me throughout my Bachelor degree and beyond. And at first, reality met my expectations: I created, with others, and I learnt so much, and it was beautiful. It was great. I relished in it, in all of it. In helping create, in learning from my peers, and in helping my colleagues

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