Twelve months ago this week, Commissioner for Children and Young People launched Get Around It – an initiative aimed at showcasing young South Australian thinkers, makers, and doers.
This week as part of Youth Week 2020 celebrations the Get Around It Zine was launched, a year’s worth of profiles of young South Australians who include gymnasts, poets, musicians, activists, designers, and dancers including Luella Dawson and Lucas Horta and their Light TV platform; Laura Gentgall and her female art collective; Lucinda Penn and her mural art and illustrations; and Luci Blackborough, the youngest city councillor in South Australia. They’re just a few of the young South Australians who featured in the Commissioner’s Get Around It initiative throughout 2019.
Get Around It showcased these amazing young ‘backyard achievers’ via Instagram (@getaroundit_sa) and on a pop-up clothes-line, sharing their stories of creativity and enterprise ‘online and on-the-line’ at youth events and venues throughout the year.
The Get Around It Zine brings their stories into one poster publication so you can appreciate the breadth and depth of their talent. From making content to campaigning for change, from inventing new products to mastering new skills, these young people have inspired their peers and forged new frontiers, demonstrating just how much young people in South Australia are achieving.
In true zine style it’s best enjoyed in print. However, because COVID-19 arrived, we couldn’t distribute the zine as planned to South Australia’s metro and regional cafes, uni campuses, bars, clubs, libraries, music shops and other venues where young people would normally hang out.
Sooooooo, if you would like your copy posted out to you by post, give us a hoy via email to Commissionercyp@sa.gov.au and we’ll pop one in the snail mail! In the meantime, you can download a digital copy by clicking here!