On 5 June 2021, a Facebook update from Sally read, “this is … potentially the hardest [post] I’ve ever written – but I have decided to rescind my decision to stand for election to Lismore City Council.” After weeks of being followed in the street, having rocks thrown through her windows, and daily defamatory posts on social media, the emotional toll of being a young female voice in the community became too much. Sally was very vocal about the harassment and abuse toward her throughout the entirety of her campaign, but the extent of it was largely unexpected.
In celebration of MH Day 2022, Bossy asked menstruators to share their experiences with menstruation, menstrual hygiene, and menstrual stigma.
‘She’s just my type’: The Racial Fetishisation of Women of Colour
Racial fetishisation is covert sexualised racism.
Period-related illnesses, conditions, and issues are still a taboo for most despite their relevance and potential severity if ignored.
Walking Familiar Paths: How Many Marches Does It Take?
Attending the Canberra strike, amidst my recent anxiety and despair about the earth burning and everything dying, I was reminded that a whole of bunch of people care and are in this together. We feel that we are in a turning point in history, and that if we don’t do something now, our future will be unthinkable. In some ways, that is true.
Indigenous Scholarships – Why George Floyd’s Death Is Intrinsically Linked to First Nations Kids Getting the Education They Deserve: An Interview with Teela Reid
“Whilst scholarships within educational institutions have existed for over nearly 50 years, there is still an overwhelming feeling that these programs are often ignorant to the Indigenous experience and leave behind those unable to ‘adapt’.” An interview about the intricacies of scholarships offered to First Nations people, featuring Teela Reid.
What’s Normal, People? Love and Loneliness on Campus
“For many people, university can be both an intensely rewarding experience and a lonely and isolating one.” Inspired by the TV adaptation of Normal People.
Bernie’s Resignation, Biden’s Campaign: The ANU’s Dr Beauregard Weighs in on Feminism in the 2020 US Election
Interview with Dr Katrine Beauregard on Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and feminism in the 2020 US election
Women’s Climbing Initiative
The Women’s Climbing Initiative was started this year by a few passionate women who had noticed that there were a lot more men than women in the climbing sector of ANU Mountaineering Club.
We Need Moore: An Interview with Mimir Art
If you’ve caught sight of a cool gal rocking Frida Kahlo earrings or celebrating Australian wildlife on her lobes around the capital, you’ve no doubt witnessed the wonderful, wearable art of Mimir Soboslay Moore – founder, artist and brains behind Mimir Art. Armed with a passion for art, ethics, and environmentally friendly fashion, she’s truly a force to be reckoned with. We at Bossy sought to jump onto her positive wavelength with a look into the ways and workings of this local artistic wunderkind.