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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...

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...

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...

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...

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