WhyNot

Category - Identity, Diversity & Inclusion

Looking Beyond

Words by Zahina, 21 WA   The earth remembers the rhythm of the language the people that Lived on it spoke, sunken through the cracks in the concrete.   Our palms carry the maps we’ve travelled, Stories written...

Verified

Artwork by Ziggy, 23 NSW  Artist Statement: I had to be ‘verified’ by a medical professional as transgender, before I could continue with my transition. The funny thing is everything in this drawing makes me trans. AND...

Dark of the moon

Words by Jahin, 20 NSW Welcome to the inside of my mind,A mansion of memories, that sometimes feels hollow,Cracks and curves,Embellishing the nature that swirls around it. Here you will find one of two things –The...

Disadvantaged from birth

Words by Jahin, 20 NSW From the moment I was born,They cut my umbilical cord,And attached a stigma instead,A warm welcome to the epicentre of excellence,At least that is what I was told. When I gaped at the feet that...

Identity crisis

Words by Jahin, 20 NSW There was a period in my life,during high school,when a sense of belonging,equated to liquid gold. Sitting side by side,uniformed in similarity,Feeling whole and cherished,Being a ripple in the...

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Hot Commodity

Words by Sachini, 22 ACT “Jamie said you were a Brownie,” said my friend Katie. I remember looking down at my arms, feeling a stab of defensiveness shoot through my stomach. “I don’t care,” I had said. In that moment, 8...

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Pink-Haired Girls in the Night

Words by Kyara, 22 VIC I’m eight hours away from home at a festival celebrating the city of Adelaide’s 60th birthday. Crowds mill about, taking in the art displays and the food vans in the street. It’s easy to lose...

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