Bossy is managed, created, printed, and distributed on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded: Australia always has been, and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Bossy was founded in 2015 as a branch of the ANU Women’s Department (ANUWD). The publication is managed by undergraduate and postgraduate ANU students.
We accept submissions from ANU students, staff members, and alumni who are women, femme-aligned, non-binary, and/or genderqueer.
Though Bossy only accepts submissions from a select contributor base, we produce content for everyone.
We publish content about everything — you would be amazed at the breadth of topics our content explores — in all the styles of writing you could imagine: reviews, poetry, long-form fiction, interviews, memoirs, satire, open letters, opinion pieces, visuals, and the list goes on. More than anything, Bossy is a free and safe space for creation.
When sourcing content, however, we always have the following aims in sight:
- To publish content that is different, interesting, and relevant for all our readers;
- To create a space where our contributors can speak loudly, proudly, and without apology;
- To advocate for gender equity;
- To educate as many people we can about intersectionality and intersectional feminism;
- To remove the stigma that has become attached to the word “feminism”; and
- To shed light on the realities that marginalised members of our community face each and every day, especially those who are Indigenous, Black, people of colour, disabled, intersex, transgender, gender diverse, international students, or of a low socio-economic status.