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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...

Politician Testing

Politician Testing

Words by Jono, 27 VIC I wrote this article out of sheer frustration when I learned that the NSW Government would refuse to implement pill testing booths at musical festivals across the state. Despite successful pilots...

Self-Help Books Are Anything but Helpful

Words by Justine, 19 QLD Many young people are suffering from mental illness these days, especially anxiety and depression. It’s hard being a young person in a world with so much developing technology and a world where...

Real Me

The Real Me

Words by Dani, NSW This article contains themes about abusive relationships which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit...

Feed My Ego

‘Feed My Ego’

Animation by Aileen   This piece represents the need for validation through social media. It focuses on the theme of greed, the unhealthy use of technology and how it will never truly satisfy us. You can find more...

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