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Madie’s Top 5 Takes On … Healthcare for Young People

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA I want to start this by saying how grateful I am for the healthcare system in Australia. We are very lucky to have the services and access we have! Even though Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, there are still areas for improvement, such…

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Community and the Disappearing Phenomenon of Third Spaces

Words by Tully (she/her) 16 QLD Being a teenager can sometimes be awkward, tiring and, often, lonely. Studies show that loneliness is on the rise for young people, especially girls aged between 15-24, with a quarter reporting that they often felt extremely lonely. It’s harder when the quintessential and desperately needed third space is rapidly…

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Dealing with dwindling adult friendships

Dealing with dwindling adult friendships

Words by Anonymous, 28 NSW Being lonely as an adult sucks. It feels sad and embarrassing to admit to struggling in creating and maintaining friendships at any age, but it seemed easier to address when I was at uni. Figuring out why friendships are dwindling in the 20s and 30s – and what to do…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes On … Taking Care of Yourself

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA Something that we often neglect is the most important person in our lives! Ourselves!! With the busyness of life, we often prioritize work, study, friendships and families over ourselves. We push our needs to the side and focus on others, without focusing on how we can support ourselves. Here…

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Why does everyone keep telling me to breathe?

Words by Sigrid (she/her) 21 QLD Are you breathing right now? Clearly, yes. And clearly, you were breathing before I asked you this question. But now I’ve drawn your attention to it: to whether you’re breathing through your mouth or nose, to how fast or slow, how deep. Now, it is you in control of…

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Mental Health: Gen Z

Do you struggle with your mental health? Join our Creative Residents, Caitlin (she/her), 25, and Ethan (he/him), 22, as they venture out to capture the perspectives on mental health. Discover more by watching the clip below.

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Quasi

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Rachael Burns (she/her) 22 WA The following piece may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Relationships

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA   As we move through Valentine’s Day, we’ve no doubt been inundated with Buzzfeed articles like “5 signs your man is cheating on you,” “Do you love him or is he just tall?” and “Why should I marry Ryan Reynolds and not my partner?” These articles, all about unhealthy…

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The Same Coin: A Eulogy to My Burnout, An Ode to My Twenties

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD       The Same Coin: A Eulogy to My Burnout, An Ode to My Twenties I want no expectations of me. I want to be nothing. Not a ratbag, a promising young woman, A travelling soul, a broke student, A girl in love, a girl out of love, A…

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Raise Our Voice in Parliament – Wellbeing

Imagine the impact when politicians across the nation commit to echoing the concerns and aspirations of our younger generations, speaking their words on the issues that matter most to them. Let us introduce you to the Raise Our Voice in Parliament initiative. It’s where the future of Australia meets the present in a collaboration fuelled…

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