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Haylee Penfold is a bubbly eighteen year old from beachside Newcastle, Australia. She’s a passionate bookworm, blogger, and pursuing writer who strongly enjoys the taste of pizza and the sight of kittens– also a strong believer in chicken wraps over thigh gaps. Follow Haylee on Instagram and her blog.

Posts contributed to by Haylee Penfold

WOMEN WE LOVE: Holland Roden

Writing by Haylee Penfold // To have my time with Holland and to tell her my story of being a writer at eighteen and joining a team like Ramona who aim to empower young women was a truly touching experience that I will hold close to my heart forever.

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Love and Jane Austen

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Photograph by Paolo Barretta // As my interest in literature become more influential, I began to regain a respectful interest on the topic of love – it’s hard not to when you indulge in the creations of writers like Jane Austen.

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Contraception Confusion

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Arielle Jennings // Whether it be the taboo of talking about sexual health or just a lack of knowledge overall as a population, I think we could all benefit from new and improved sex ed classes.

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Rain

Poem by Haylee Penfold // Photograph by Lais Azevedo

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Life is Like an Arrow…

Writing by Haylee Penfold // I’ve always had an admiration for tattoos and this increased after I got my own. After the significant meaning I had connected to the small ink on my body, I wonder what story hides behind other people’s tattoos.

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Memories: What My Pop Taught Me

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Arielle Jennings // My pop taught me a lot of things: along with a few silly jokes, he instilled in me an understanding of the value of things.

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The Birds and the Bees and the White Flowers

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini // In high school, the only time sex would be spoken about was health class – and even then, it was brief and so many of my questions were left unanswered.

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Talking To Dads About Periods

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Kaitlyn Lafferty // Over the years, I think I’ve become more comfortable talking about periods because I’m not as heavily influenced by the taboo that surrounds periods, portraying a natural process that no one should be ashamed of, as disgusting and vile.

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The Naked Diaries

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Images from The Naked Diaries Instagram // Taylor Giavasis created the account, “The Naked Diaries”, to promote self-love and accepting your own worth. The submissions come from people that have battled weight issues, body scarring, surgeries, acne, and so much more.

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Undiagnosed: Missing Out & Staying Positive

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Joy Kolber // It’s frustrating, not only because a diagnosis is still questionable and so is a treatment, but because of the things I miss, like a social event or a birthday, because I’m in the position of not being able to leave my bed without fainting.

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Fighting the FOMO Blues

Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Michaelanne Foster // FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out; anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere—without you.

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