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Gifted, but Quirky

Gifted, But Quirky

Words by Jess, 23 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc For me, being diagnosed with autism changed my life in an enormous way. I finally had an answer for all my...

The Cost | WhyNot

The Cost

Words by Chelsea, 23 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc He slapped my arse With a cardboard box He thought it was a joke, Of course. Brown cardboard, White skin...

Reflections Next Victim | WhyNot

Reflections Next Victim

Words by Rebecca, 18 VICIllustration by Aileen You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc I wrote this poem two years ago during my teenage years, before recently coming...

Identity Identification

Identity Identification

Words and imagery by Jack, 19 VIC I am an outsider. I am a man. I am young. I am an autistic person. It’s important to define what you are. Not in words, or for anyone else to hear. But it’s important to know who...

Real Me

The Real Me

Words by Dani, NSW This article contains themes about mental and domestic violence which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. 1800RESPECT...

Everyone is Better than Me | WhyNot?

I Was Intimidated by Brilliance, Until Now

Words by Cheyenne, NSW I have always been an overachiever. I’ve always loved to involve myself academically and socially, reaping the rewards of hard work and enthusiasm. I graduated high school with an ATAR in the...

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