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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...

Reflections Next Victim | WhyNot

Reflections Next Victim

Words by Rebecca, 18 VICIllustration by Aileen You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc I wrote this poem two years ago during my teenage years, before recently coming...

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 to discriminate...

Removing the tampon tax is just a distraction

Removing the Tampon Tax is Just a Distraction

Words by Bonnie, 24 NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc   Last week 6 women were murdered as a result of domestic violence. This occurred in the...

An Open Letter to Fraser Anning

Words by Aisha, 19 NSW Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc “As a second generation immigrant with a strong Australian identity and more specifically as a...

Everyone is Better than Me | WhyNot?

I Was Intimidated by Brilliance, Until Now

Words by Cheyenne, NSW I have always been an overachiever. I’ve always loved to involve myself academically and socially, reaping the rewards of hard work and enthusiasm. I graduated high school with an ATAR in the...

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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