Generation Why Not

Impending Armageddon: Should we be scared of a nuclear war?
Culture

Impending Armageddon: Should we be scared of a nuclear war?

Be afraid. Kind of. — A life of debt, mental health issues and unfulfilled dreams – these concerns about the future often define our generation. But take a step back and… well, there might be more to worry about. Like how we could all die at any moment in a nuclear war.

Written by: Julia Martincic

Millennials and Motherhood: Will we ever be ready?
Activism

Millennials and Motherhood: Will we ever be ready?

A life of perpetual adolescence — When we were kids, growing up looked so simple. For most of us in our 20s life hasn't quite turned out as planned: job security, houses, long-term partners? Not quite. In some ways it's liberating, but for young women like writer Abi Wilkinson wanting children there's a dilemma - to wait for stability, or to start a family before it's too late.

Written by: Abi Wilkinson

The self-taught bike builder who left his dead-end job behind
Bike

The self-taught bike builder who left his dead-end job behind

Generation Why Not — A near-death experience inspired former factory-worker Ricky Feather to leave his dead-end job and follow his dreams. It was a gamble that paid off. Without any formal training, Feather has built a career as one of the world’s most respected young bike builders.

Written by: Daniel Tapper (interview)

The Russian BMXers finding freedom on their bikes
Bike

The Russian BMXers finding freedom on their bikes

BMXing in the Baltic — Our generation grew up being told the world could be ours, to dream big, and that anything was possible - but for many of us life isn't quite panning out as planned. One group of young BMXers in Russia reckon life is just as fulfilling when you sit back and enjoy the ride.

Written by: Robert Fanshawe

Black, Queer and Under Scrutiny: Living out my freedom online
Activism

Black, Queer and Under Scrutiny: Living out my freedom online

Taking up space — The internet age provides us with endless opportunity and freedom - to assert and explore ourselves however we see fit. But we don't just look at the world, the world looks right back at us, and our loved ones won't always like what they see.

Written by: Otamere Guobadia

The fifteen-year-old environmental activist fighting to save our future
Activism

The fifteen-year-old environmental activist fighting to save our future

Generation Why Not — An environmentalist veteran at just fifteen, Xiuhtezcatl is the face of Earth Guardians, a collective of young activists determined to prevent the world from plummeting into further environmental disaster. Now he’s suing the US government for endangering his future.

Written by: Adam White

Generation Y? We prefer Generation Why Not?
Activism

Generation Y? We prefer Generation Why Not?

Millennial hopes and fears — Yes, we get it, our lives are going to be tough. We're worse off than our parents, the planet is doomed, and that's before we've even found somewhere to crash or a temporary job. But instead of asking why, isn't it time we asked ourselves why not? Welcome to millennial hopes and fears week at Huck.

Written by: HUCK HQ

Taking to the street: The real fears of London's millennials
Activism

Taking to the street: The real fears of London's millennials

The apocalypse, it's coming — Our generation are constantly told that crippling debt, the housing crisis, and mental health issues are going to make our lives hell. Sure, all these issues are all too real, but we took to the streets to dig deeper, asking young people what they truly fear, and what they are doing about it.

Written by: Taylor McGraa

The self taught-coder overcoming fears of not being good enough
Activism

The self taught-coder overcoming fears of not being good enough

Generation Why Not — An enviable CV doesn’t make you immune from feeling inadequate. Under pressure to work harder and longer, talented young coder Maxim Cramer, 25, transformed the way she lived, resulting in a healthier, happier and more productive approach to her career.

Written by: Daniel Tapper

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