Community Over Competition

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Em (they/them) 24 WA Communities of practice are an essential element of a writer’s career. It’s a vulnerable yet rewarding experience, finding someone to read your writing,…

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Lolendo

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Artwork by Vanessa Kalau (she/her) 22 WA   Banner Illustration by Jodie. You can find more of her work on Instagram @jodie_ellin

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Through The Eyes of Om (And I) As Fellow Dreamers

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Syarisa (she/her) 22 WA The year was 2007. I was living in the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia, in a small international community-compound. I was just 6…

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Hello Yellow

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Efa (she/her) 23 WA  The intersection of jazz music improvisation and theatre-devising offered fertile ground for artistic exploration and innovation. My interest was in interrogating jazz music,…

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Potential

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words and Art by Alysia Tay (she/her) 23 WA ‘Potential’ is about the story of my first art commission from 2021 – not what happened throughout the creative process…

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Music is the answer

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Wilson Tan (he/him) 23 WA Everyone in today’s world has personal interests. It is those interests that entertain, enlighten, encourage, and inspire us until they eventually form…

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Echo

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Photograph by Beatrice (she/her) 24 WA  I am a young photographer looking for stories to tell and journeys to document. When I was in Italy I had the chance…

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Quasi

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Rachael Burns (she/her) 22 WA The following piece may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek…

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Every Body Knows

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Sofie Kerr (she/her) 22 WA Since I can remember, I have wanted to be a jazz singer, go to WAAPA and eventually write my own music. By…

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Rage

This piece is featured in the collaborative project between WhyNot and Project See and B for Propel Youth Arts WA 2024 KickstART Festival in Western Australia. Words by Lea (she/her) 19 WA I solemnly swear to never write about a man To never bring his words into mine That those notions of identity created by…

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