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Hot Commodity

Words by Sachini, 22 ACT “Jamie said you were a Brownie,” said my friend Katie. I remember looking down at my arms, feeling a stab of defensiveness shoot through my stomach. “I don’t care,” I had said. In that moment, 8...

Gifted, but Quirky

Gifted, But Quirky

Words by Jess, 23 VIC For me, being diagnosed with autism changed my life in an enormous way. I finally had an answer for all my life’s questions, and the more I looked into the female presentation of autism, the more...

The Cost | WhyNot

The Cost

Words by Chelsea, 23 VIC He slapped my arse With a cardboard box He thought it was a joke, Of course. Brown cardboard, White skin, My privilege didn’t stop him. Laughing,  Walking across an invisible...

Reflections Next Victim | WhyNot

Reflections Next Victim

Words by Rebecca, 18 VIC I wrote this poem two years ago during my teenage years, before recently coming across it again and refining it. The piece explores my personal feelings towards the world and myself and how I...

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 abusive relationships which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit...

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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