Fight of a six-year-old girl

Words by Steph, 26 VIC  This piece was the winner of the Youth Summit Creative Competition 2022. The indignation of a six-year-old girl is truly something to be reckoned with. Sandwiched into the middle, back seat of the family car, my older brothers’ knees rammed into my thighs, is when I first discovered my innate…

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My cup is broken

Words by Rhegan, 21 WA “You can’t pour from an empty cup” The number one phrase for championing self-care. It’s a good message. To contribute to the world, we must first take care of ourselves. The longer we neglect our mental and emotional wellbeing, the more we risk suffering from things like burnout or depression.…

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We are Earth

  Words by Jahin, 21 NSW When we feel affection, we describe the fondness through the intricacies of nature. Two hearts interlaced like wild vines. Tender eyes as deep as oceans. Minds spinning yarns that expand as far as the milky way. We dissect this human emotion into what we see around us, – the…

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We all deserve better.

Words by Rhegan, 21 WA A response to the Citipointe Christian College student enrolment contract.  Christians don’t believe in bigotry. Bigots pretend to be Christians. The discrimination of queer people, from television, movies, books, politics, business, workplaces and schools is a constant in our lives. I thought we made it when they legalised gay marriage…

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Still on your L’s? Don’t sweat it!

Words by Kirra, 20 VIC There are many reasons I could give as to why, at 20 years old, I still haven’t got my driver’s licence. I could blame it on the fact that I live out of home and don’t have a car or tell you that I haven’t been able to go driving…

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