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Category - Health & Wellbeing

Take a Breath

Take a breath (during the COVID-19 crisis)

Words by Georgie 28 VIC Never has there been a greater need for hugs, ironically in a time where no hugs are allowed! We have well and truly passed the point of: “shit- this is actually really bad”...

Driving Through Fear | WhyNot?

Driving through Fear

Words by Anonymous This article contains themes which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from Creating a Safe Space page. When I heard the words ‘eating disorder’ it...

Herpes? Welcome to the Club! | Feature Image

Herpes? Welcome to the Club!

Words by Alysha, 24 QLD Hey, so, you’ve just been diagnosed with herpes. Welcome to the club! Firstly, it isn’t the end of the world, or your sex life, even though I know it feels that way. In Australia...

The F Word | YMCA WA

The ‘F’ Word

Words by Jess, 22 NSW This article contains themes about sexual assault and violence which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services.1800RESPECT...

Same Same but Different | WhyNot?

Same Same but Different

Words by Evelyn, 27 VIC I was so excited by the prospect of my impending hysterectomy that a week out from the surgery I threw a “Farewell-Uterus” Party. I spent a day making a giant papier-mâché uterus piñata, covered...

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 Mental wellness exists on a spectrum, not an all-or-nothing dichotomy of ‘ill’ or ‘healthy’. At the moment I’m floating somewhere in the middle, and that’s my normal. I have anxiety. Using the word...

Alabama | WhyNot

Alabama

Words by Nicole, 25 VIC My poem ‘Alabama’ was inspired by the strict abortion laws that have recently been passed in a number of states in the US.  I wrote this poem as a conversational piece for...

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