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Category - Health & Wellbeing

Take a Breath

Take a breath (during the COVID-19 crisis)

Words by Georgie 28 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Never has there been a greater need for hugs, ironically in a time where no hugs are allowed! We have well...

Driving Through Fear | WhyNot?

Driving through Fear

Words by Anonymous Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc This article contains themes which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek...

Herpes? Welcome to the Club! | Feature Image

Herpes? Welcome to the Club!

Words by Alysha, 24 QLD Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Hey, so, you’ve just been diagnosed with herpes. Welcome to the club! Firstly, it isn’t the end...

The F Word | YMCA WA

The ‘F’ Word

Words by Jess, 22 NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc This article contains themes about sexual assault and violence which may be difficult to read or triggering...

Same Same but Different | WhyNot?

Same Same but Different

Words by Evelyn, 27 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc I was so excited by the prospect of my impending hysterectomy that a week out from the surgery I threw a...

I Won't Forget | YMCA Global Study | Blog Article

I Won’t Forget

This article contains themes about death and miscarriage which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. SANDS – 1300 072 637Lifeline...

The Sliding Scale of Mental Health

The Sliding Scale of Mental Health

Words by Ari, 27 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Mental wellness exists on a spectrum, not an all-or-nothing dichotomy of ‘ill’ or ‘healthy’. At the moment I’m...

Alabama | WhyNot

Alabama

Words by Nicole, 25 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc My poem ‘Alabama’ was inspired by the strict abortion laws that have recently been passed in a...

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