My Country is Burning and I Feel Hopeless

Bushfires My Country is burning and I feel Hopeless | WhyNot?

Words by Jahin, 19 NSW “I don’t feel safe leaving my children to this world” Those were the words uttered by my 75-year-old neighbour on the eve of the new year. A time of elation was met with tears streaming down his face, his shaking hand resting in mine on our front porch.  Words don’t…

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Answer the World’s Smoke Signal

Australian Bushfires | WhyNot?

Words by Aileen, 28 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Answer the World’s Smoke Signal/Together We Are illustrations show the impact of the Australian Bushfires across the world. From smoke impacted areas to people/animals who have lost everything – these fires are truly devastating, and it would be irresponsible…

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Quiet in Canberra

Quiet in Canberra Tile

Words by Sarah, 29 VIC Clouds call the dust by name, grass, what’s left of it begging for relief from the dry. We heard it coming, freight train of heat and embers, ready to clear its path, lay the world down. Licked the cattle on the legs, told us to choose it was the house…

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