Not so Fantastic Excuses, and Where to Dump Them

Not so fantastic excuses, and where to dump them WhyNot

Words by Justine, 19 QLD You can find more of her work on her blog www.justineohlrich.wordpress.com You see it a lot: “But they were young!” people say whenever a young person does something stupid. Or even downright wrong. It’s a poor excuse. “Being young” does not lessen the effects of your unwise actions on other people. It does…

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I Vow to Thee LGBT

Sexuality | I Vow to Thee LGBT

Words by Laura, 25 NSW Photo by Elyssa Fahndrich on Unsplash I wrote this poem as a facetious take on Canberra’s latest ‘religious freedoms’ debate, about whether Christian schools should have the right to discriminate against LGBTQIA+ students and teachers on the basis of their sexuality. As someone who was raised Anglican but is also a (mostly) out-and-proud…

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‘Feed My Ego’

Feed My Ego

Animation by Aileen   This piece represents the need for validation through social media. It focuses on the theme of greed, the unhealthy use of technology and how it will never truly satisfy us. You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc

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Young People Shouldn’t Suffer in Silence Anymore

Young People | Anxiety | Mental Health

Learning that 1 in 4 young people admits to experiencing a mental health condition is horrible to hear.  I believe that there would be many more that either haven’t realised their struggles are due to a mental health condition, or are too scared/ashamed/embarrassed to admit their struggles. How can one ‘not know’ they are suffering?…

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