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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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This Was Fun

Words by Sarah, 29 VIC, You can find more of her poetry on Instagram @sharperpoetry One minute, I’m laughing over breakfast, the next, the floor is swallowing me whole. There’s a ringing in my ears that starts as a...

Imagined Real Anxiety | WhyNot

Imagined, Real

Words by Lydia, VIC I wrote Imagined, Real during the week before exams to show how my anxiety manifests itself. I wanted to describe the physical symptoms and suffocating feelings it brings and how helpless it can make...

Reflections Next Victim | WhyNot

Reflections Next Victim

Words by Rebecca, 18 VIC I wrote this poem two years ago during my teenage years, before recently coming across it again and refining it. The piece explores my personal feelings towards the world and myself and how I...

When I Die Next

When I Die Next

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 – 1800 737...

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