Ever had a thought bubble pop into your head and wondered if others felt the same? Or better yet, have a deep desire to share it with the world?
WhyNot’s Unfiltered Thoughts series is your chance to do just that!
Our Unfiltered Thoughts series are not fully fledged submissions. Nor should they be modified, processed, or refined. They are, quite literally, bubbles of thought (100 – 300 words) in their most natural state (from your brain to the screen). Some might say they are akin to Twitter – except we want to pay you for them! That’s right! Every published unfiltered thought will receive $50.
You can submit your unfiltered thought through written text, an image, a video, or even an audio recording using the below form. Check back regularly to this page to find out what the latest topic request is or give us a follow via social media!
Currently looking for the following unfiltered thoughts...
International Women's Day
Every year, 8 March marks a pivotal moment in our ongoing mission for gender equality. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is "Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress." It’s a rallying cry for women’s economic empowerment.
We invite you to share your unfiltered thoughts on why investing in women is crucial and how we can speed up progress towards gender equality. Here are some areas we're keen to explore:
- Economic Inclusion: What's holding women back from fully participating in the economy? Let’s break down barriers and create pathways for economic inclusion.
- Education and Employment: How does education impact a woman’s economic success? How can we ensure equal access to jobs and skill development?
- Financial Services and Literacy: How do financial services and literacy shape women’s economic empowerment? How can we ensure access for every woman and girl?
- Capacity Building: Let's empower women and girls to lead. What initiatives promote learning, earning, and leadership?
We're all ears and open hearts. Share your stories, research, and game-changing ideas. No matter who you are or where you're from, we want to hear from you.
Make it 16?
What if we lived in a world where 16-year-olds could not just get a driver’s licence, hold down a job, leave school, move out of home etc. etc. but also had the option to vote?
The Make it 16 campaign is all about lowering the voting age to 16. Yep, you heard that right! They believe that young people, like us, should have a say in shaping the decisions that affect our lives.
Supporters of the campaign are fired up! They think it's time to break down barriers and empower young voices. They say that including 16-year-olds in the democratic process will bring fresh perspectives, diverse ideas and ensure our concerns are addressed. After all, we're the ones who will inherit the consequences of decisions made today.
Critics have their reservations. They worry that 16-year-olds might not have enough life experience to make informed choices. Some argue that politics can be complex, and we might not fully grasp the consequences of our decisions at such a young age.
As always, we want your unfiltered thoughts! We want to know where you stand on this issue. Should the voting age be lowered to 16, or do you have concerns about it?