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Unfiltered Thoughts: Ukraine on our mind

It’s clear the impact (mental, emotional and physical) of the Ukraine-Russia war goes beyond borders. Thanks to a constantly updating newsfeed, we are watching events unfold before our eyes – with many of us left feeling confused and heartbroken. The WhyNot team would like to create a space for your unfiltered thoughts. To submit your…

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Voters Poem

Words by Dimitrios, 20 VIC  To know who to vote for is a lovely, beautiful thing. To know exactly who you’ll ask to lead, and with no fear of what they may bring. For I was taught when I was young that all politicians lie. How am I supposed to know who to vote for…

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I am not your political pawn

Words by Zavier, 18 WA  This article mentions historical events and references homophobia, which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list of support services. 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: 2022 Federal Election

The 2022 Federal Election has been called for May 21! In the lead up to the election we’ll be amplifying the Unfiltered Thoughts of young Australians on a range of topics, issues and policies that matter to them. What are your initial thoughts on the Federal Election? This following unfiltered thoughts may contain themes that…

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Rarely Seen, Hardly Heard: Boundaries are our perfect lovers

We need to change the way we think and talk about sexual assault. To help a survivor, we need to validate their experiences without measuring against others.

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My cup is broken

Words by Maeson, 21 WA “You can’t pour from an empty cup” The number one phrase for championing self-care. It’s a good message. To contribute to the world, we must first take care of ourselves. The longer we neglect our mental and emotional wellbeing, the more we risk suffering from things like burnout or depression….

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Unfiltered Thoughts: #breakthebias

In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2022 we asked our WhyNot community for their Unfiltered Thoughts on what this year’s theme #breakthebias means to them. Women Kill, but Women Are Also Killed In Australia: – 1 woman a week is killed by an intimate partner [1] – 10 women a day are hospitalised…

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We are Earth

  Words by Jahin, 21 NSW When we feel affection, we describe the fondness through the intricacies of nature. Two hearts interlaced like wild vines. Tender eyes as deep as oceans. Minds spinning yarns that expand as far as the milky way. We dissect this human emotion into what we see around us, – the…

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We all deserve better.

Words by Rhegan, 21 WA A response to the Citipointe Christian College student enrolment contract.  Christians don’t believe in bigotry. Bigots pretend to be Christians. The discrimination of queer people, from television, movies, books, politics, business, workplaces and schools is a constant in our lives. I thought we made it when they legalised gay marriage…

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Still on your L’s? Don’t sweat it!

Words by Kirra, 20 VIC There are many reasons I could give as to why, at 20 years old, I still haven’t got my driver’s licence. I could blame it on the fact that I live out of home and don’t have a car or tell you that I haven’t been able to go driving…

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