THE voice of West Australia’s youth will be put front and centre with the launch of a new magazine on Monday and the team behind it has not taken a backward step with the first edition.
Young Scandal, the work of a dozen Perth teenagers, features articles, short stories, poems, photos and artwork.
Chief editor and Attadale resident Orla Latawski said its purpose was to offer a first-hand account about what it means to be a young person and an outlet for opinions on the decision impacting them.
“The whole idea is to promote the voice of young people, to show what affects us,” she said.
The young team will kick off with a bang, with pieces on racism, sexism, same-sex marriage and live export.
The launch will take place at Stackwood in Fremantle.
Money raised from sales will go to Zero2Hero, an association increasing awareness of mental health issues and services among children and young people.
“Mental health issues were one of the biggest things raised with us,” Ms Latawski said.
“Zero2Hero is focused on empowering, which we liked. It’s not just about solving problems themselves.”
The launch will be held between 6pm and 9pm.
For information, visit Young Scandal Magazine on Facebook.