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The Real Me

Words by Dani, NSW At the age of 25, a young woman attends her first Mardi Gras and also does her first drama production “Cosi Fan Tute”. She begins living in stable and safe accommodation. She is finally piecing her life back together, the way it should have been from the beginning. She also starts…

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An Open Letter to Fraser Anning

Words by Aisha, 19 NSW “As a second generation immigrant with a strong Australian identity and more specifically as a Muslim women, the comments by Fraser Anning to enact a Muslim ban pierced deep on the fears of social as well as political exclusion that my family face. This piece is emblematic of my resistance against…

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Subtropics

Subtropics

Word by Thomasz, 27 NSW What do you imagine the next few decades will look like? Do you think we’ll solve the problems of climate change and energy depletion with new technologies and practices, or will it all collapse like a house of cards? Personally, I think we’ll end up somewhere in between, making do…

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Australian Politics is NOT Broken | WhyNot?

Australian Politics is NOT Broken

Word by Angus, NSW Australian politics is broken! Democracy is in chaos! We are an international laughing stock! What about stability?! THINK OF THE CHILDREN! Reading the news last week, you may have thought Australia had gone through an anarchic uprising and lizard people had taken control of the Iron Throne. What happened instead, was…

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Toxic Masculinity

Our Culture is Saturated with Toxic Masculinity

Words by Anonymous, Why do I walk with my keys in my hands at night? Why do I constantly scan my surroundings when I’m walking alone? Why do I text my friends, parents or partner when I get home safe? Because I am a woman, living in a gendered society. The World Health Organization defines…

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NAIDOC Week 2018

What NAIDOC Week Means to Me

Words by Payten, NSW NAIDOC week is widely celebrated during July of each year by all Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Australia, to acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culture, history and achievements. NAIDOC Week can have different meanings for each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. For me, NAIDOC week is a…

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Climate Change | WhyNot

Young People have the Power to Change the Climate Change Discourse

Words by Felix The issue of climate change is currently one of the most pressing in the political arena, and it is significant to young people more than anyone else. We, after all, are forced to face the world that a reckless attitude to the climate is creating – a world with 260,000 deaths per…

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Dual Identities | Why Not

Dual faces, Dual Identities, Dual Languages – The Curses and Blessings of Dual Selves

Short Film by Julianne Nyugen This is a story about a girl.A girl born to Vietnamese boat parents.A girl with Vietnamese parents who gave her a religion. A second-hand religion.A girl who is Eastern at home.A girl who is Western when out.A girl who looks Vietnamese but feels Australian.A girl who feels frustrated by the…

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I Know Where I Belong

What comes to mind when you think of the word lost?

Does it make you think of damage, the concept of navigation, or being misguided in general?

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LGBT+ sex education in schools

On the 12th of July 2017 The Daily Telegraph released an article titled ‘Fat Chance Of Being Healthy.’ Alongside drugs, alcohol and obesity, the layout of the article mistakenly suggested another reason why teenagers only have themselves to blame, was their same-sex attraction.

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