About Us

Bossy is managed, created, printed and distributed on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land.

Bossy was founded in 2015 as a branch of the ANU Women’s Department (ANUWD); as of 2018, we are also affiliated with the Postgraduate and Research Students’ Association (PARSA).

Bossy is managed by undergraduate and postgraduate ANU students.

We accept submissions from women-identifying, femme-aligned, non-binary and genderqueer ANU students, staff members and alumna.

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.

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”.
  • To shed light on the realities that marginalised members of our community face each and every day, especially those who are Indigenous, disabled, intersex, transgender, gender diverse, international students, people of colour or of a low socio-economic status.