Do you hear us now?

Words by Josh (he/him) 19, NSW When I was younger, around seven or eight years, I counted down each day until I could be an adult. I dreamed I would be the smartest, the person who was asked all the questions, the person who had all the answers, the centre of attention. In retrospect, I…

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Pink, sparkles, and feminism: How Barbie has changed the film landscape

Words by Saskia (she/her) 16 VIC When I used to think of Barbie growing up, I would think about my dolls (and the god awful DIY haircuts that I would give them – shoutout to my weird Barbie who was always in the splits). My thoughts used to be about this doll, with a perfect…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on… Building healthy relationships with your body

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The piece ‘Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Building healthy relationships with your body.’ may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 Lifeline – 13 11 14 It has been a long,…

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Quietness and Power

Words by Helena (she/her), 20 QLD  From an incredibly young age, we are forcibly indoctrinated into a world of extroverts. Before we even have the language to consciously process what we are doing, we all internalise a bias that privileges extroversion as the correct way to be. Quietness is pathologised and treated as a character…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: Work Revolution

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the very concept of work is undergoing a transformation. Work has various definitions and avenues – especially for those of us who fall into the age bracket of Millennials and Gen Z. We’re setting a new pace and redefining work-life balance. We’re putting our values not only first, but proudly…

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COVID-19. It’s “fake”

Words by Rebecca (she/her), 24 ACT 2019 saw the beginning of a worldwide pandemic that drastically reduced movement, life, social gatherings, employment, and so much more. The world was forced to face something that was unheard of, we went in completely blind. Families were isolated, faces unseen, vaccinations introduced in hopes to save a few.…

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Practising Rejection

Words by Lydia (they/she), 21 VIC With the job of a writer comes the challenge of rejection that you must overcome again and again and again… and again. I feel most like a writer when I have received a rejection, which I experienced just now. It was for an opportunity that I was really determined…

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On the Concept of Self Love

Words by Aurelne (she/her), 24 WA In a world where the term “self-love” has been hijacked by social media, transformed into a glamorous performance to be emulated, and presented as an ideal to which we should all aspire, we’ve drifted away from its genuine essence. By no means am I criticising the concept of self-love.…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Safe Sex Education in Schools.

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The piece ‘Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Safe Sex Education in Schools.’ may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 Lifeline – 13 11 14   Over the years, there has…

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Media and Desensitisation

Words by Helena (she/her), 20 QLD  In our rapidly globalising world, the constant proliferation of communications through the media is inescapable for anyone who has access to the internet. When anything and everything you could possibly conceive of is available for visual consumption at the touch of a finger, value and meaning are progressively lost.…

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Reviewing Shades of Black Eyeshadow

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   The following poetry and artwork may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13 11 14) – visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list…

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Do you hear us now

Do you hear us now?

Words by Josh (he/him) 19, NSW When I was younger, around seven or eight years, I counted down each day until I could be an adult. I dreamed I would be the smartest, the person who was asked all the questions, the person who had all the answers, the centre of attention. In retrospect, I…

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Pink sparkles

Pink, sparkles, and feminism: How Barbie has changed the film landscape

Words by Saskia (she/her) 16 VIC When I used to think of Barbie growing up, I would think about my dolls (and the god awful DIY haircuts that I would give them – shoutout to my weird Barbie who was always in the splits). My thoughts used to be about this doll, with a perfect…

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Building healthy relationships

Madie’s Top 5 Takes on… Building healthy relationships with your body

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The piece ‘Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Building healthy relationships with your body.’ may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 Lifeline – 13 11 14 It has been a long,…

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Quietness and Power

Quietness and Power

Words by Helena (she/her), 20 QLD  From an incredibly young age, we are forcibly indoctrinated into a world of extroverts. Before we even have the language to consciously process what we are doing, we all internalise a bias that privileges extroversion as the correct way to be. Quietness is pathologised and treated as a character…

Read More...
Revolution Work

Unfiltered Thoughts: Work Revolution

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the very concept of work is undergoing a transformation. Work has various definitions and avenues – especially for those of us who fall into the age bracket of Millennials and Gen Z. We’re setting a new pace and redefining work-life balance. We’re putting our values not only first, but proudly…

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Calendar pages for 2020 showing icon for disease to represent COVID-19, 2021 showing a wifi icon, 2022 showing a speech bubble with exclamation marks, 2023 no icon.

COVID-19. It’s “fake”

Words by Rebecca (she/her), 24 ACT 2019 saw the beginning of a worldwide pandemic that drastically reduced movement, life, social gatherings, employment, and so much more. The world was forced to face something that was unheard of, we went in completely blind. Families were isolated, faces unseen, vaccinations introduced in hopes to save a few….

Read More...
Practising Rejection

Practising Rejection

Words by Lydia (they/she), 21 VIC With the job of a writer comes the challenge of rejection that you must overcome again and again and again… and again. I feel most like a writer when I have received a rejection, which I experienced just now. It was for an opportunity that I was really determined…

Read More...
Dark pink heart in the centre with a yellow bandaid over it. Lighter pink hearts and other bandaids surrounding.

On the Concept of Self Love

Words by Aurelne (she/her), 24 WA In a world where the term “self-love” has been hijacked by social media, transformed into a glamorous performance to be emulated, and presented as an ideal to which we should all aspire, we’ve drifted away from its genuine essence. By no means am I criticising the concept of self-love….

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