WhyNot

Category - Youth Empowerment

Motivation that Sticks

Words by Nicolas, 24 QLD Saying yes. Out loud, on paper or just in your head. It’s a simple motto to live by, it reinforces positivity, and generally the “yes” ethos can do wonderful things for you. When you feel a bit...

Sisyphean Again

Words by Lydia, 18 VIC I have a newfound sympathy for Sisyphus.Every time I near the top of homemade mountains,within grasping distance of gold-star successes,the boulder of my progress slips from my grip,rolls over my...

Travel in the Time of Corona

Words by Connor, 19 NSW I’m one of many young people who have had their travel plans cancelled or postponed by COVID-19. It’s a sad situation, but there will be a next time to travel, right? Sort of. A Reuters report...

A letter to my Young Self | Cover Tile

Letter to my Younger Self

Words by Teri 21 VIC Dear teenage self, I know that sometimes things aren’t perfect. I know that the days feel impossibly long, like you’re perpetually waiting for a bus that never comes. I often think the whole fucking...

Inner infant

Inner Infant

Illustration by Josh 26 VIC You can find more of his work on Instagram @joshchodziesner I generally use this cone-headed dude – Denk – to outwardly express the things that I need to regularly...

Not so fantastic excuses, and where to dump them WhyNot

Not so Fantastic Excuses, and Where to Dump Them

Words by Justine, 19 QLD You can find more of her work on her blog www.justineohlrich.wordpress.com You see it a lot: “But they were young!” people say whenever a young person does something stupid. Or even downright...

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