YMCA - Why Not?

Category - Identity, Diversity & Inclusion

Gifted, but Quirky

Gifted, But Quirky

Words by Jess, 23 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc For me, being diagnosed with autism changed my life in an enormous way. I finally had an answer for all my...

The Cost | WhyNot

The Cost

Words by Chelsea, 23 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc He slapped my arse With a cardboard box He thought it was a joke, Of course. Brown cardboard, White skin...

The Queer Rubik’s Cube | WhyNot

The Queer Rubiks Cube

Words by Zali, 21 NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Being queer is an endurance test you can’t quit. When I was sixteen, I came out as bisexual for the first...

Identity Identification

Identity Identification

Words and imagery by Jack, 19 VIC I am an outsider. I am a man. I am young. I am an autistic person. It’s important to define what you are. Not in words, or for anyone else to hear. But it’s important to know who...

Sexuality | I Vow to Thee LGBT

I Vow to Thee LGBT

Words by Laura, 25 NSW Photo by Elyssa Fahndrich on Unsplash I wrote this poem as a facetious take on Canberra’s latest ‘religious freedoms’ debate, about whether Christian schools should have the right...

Dear Brother John | Why Not?

Dear Brother John

Words by Akira, 22 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc Dear Brother John, This morning I woke up to a Sydney Morning Herald article outlining some...

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