Can you have your smashed avo on toast and eat it too? As they attempt to navigate a world beset by political instability, climate change and economic insecurity, it turns out the best-educated, most connected generation ever isn’t getting it all handed to them on a platter. Griffith Review co-editor Julianne Schultz talks to Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Brigid Delaney, Briohny Doyle and Jack Manning Bancroft about a system stacked against the younger generation.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied (Australian)

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year. She advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Born in Sudan, Yassmin and her family arrived in Australia when she was two. At age 16, Yassmin founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation that enables young people to work together to implement positive change within their communities and internationally. She is the author of YassminÕs Story