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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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Empowerment

Raise Our Voice in Parliament – Empowerment

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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Part 1: Let me count the ways, it sucks to be XX and not XY

This piece was written for International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Josephine Renee (she/her) 23 QLD Abortions cost $500. For those who menstruate you will spend roughly $10,000 on period care products throughout your life. $11,000 on the Pill. The oral contraceptive pill is only 63 years old and there is no definitive research on…

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Conversations with Daniel: Voices from Brisbane

Interview by Daniel (he/him), 26 QLD A reflection on my time speaking to young leaders in India – in the final part of my journey to amplify voices in the Asia-Pacific region. I started this series by saying that of all the places I thought I might sometime go, India was not one of them….

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Conversations with Daniel: Voices from India

Interview by Daniel (he/him), 26 QLD We discuss the needs and challenges of young people in leadership positions – in Part Seven of my journey to amplify voices in the Asia-Pacific region. If you’ve been following my journey so far, you’ve met all manner of interesting and accomplished young people – from aspiring YouTubers, to…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Grief

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The following piece 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 of support services….

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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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Conversations with Daniel: Voices from Penang

Interview by Daniel (he/him), 26 QLD We discuss the big challenges and important responsibilities facing young people from Malaysia – in Part Six of my journey to amplify voices in the Asia-Pacific region. It has been a non-stop week in India, with very few opportunities to slow down and reflect. If you’re following this series,…

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Let Go & Letting Go

Words by Taylor (she/her), 24 NSW   When my last employer let me go, it felt like being dumped by a toxic ex. We clearly weren’t working out, but I had more to give. I was determined to do better, and still hoping he’d change. Hoping he’d walk the walk promised in meetings, not just…

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