Today’s young adults, rather than having children, are focusing their nurturing energies on raising plants, specifically indoor plants. Previously, young people have treated their pets as children, however a trend of referring to themselves as ‘plant parents’ is emerging. These drawings poke fun at this concept, imagining plants in the role of children, specifically babies, both inside and outside the home.
You roll in
And pull parts of my sanity away with you.
Like sun speckled blue champagne,
I drink you
Grandma’s Warning (2019) by Farey is a response to the bedroom as an intimate, cherished space. Under investigation, this space reveals much about the occupant’s life, reflecting who they are. Conceived following the 100th birthday of Farey’s great-grandmother, this work represents her process of remembering and connecting with the remaining women of her maternal lineage – her, her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother. Each of the four women were raised differently, live in different countries, speak different languages, communicate in different ways, and hold different values.
In so-called Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander feminists always have and continue to challenge the white-middle class mainstream feminist movement. We encourage non-Indigenous Bossy readers to step back and listen to Indigenous/Blak feminists, learn and make space.
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.
Sugar by Faith Stellmaker critiques the experiences and social expectations of women in the contemporary moment and explores the ways in which girls present themselves. With feminism recently coming to the foreground of political and cultural debates, these images capture the unapologetic camaraderie shared between females in both the public and private space. They aim to ‘turn the tide’ against labels, stereotypes and the negative connotations that come with ageing by celebrating women and highlighting the female form.
Bossy took to the National Botanical Gardens to ask its readers about how queerness impacts their fashion. Many queer people embody their identity and individuality clothing and accessories can be a way to embody their identity and individuality.
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After spending eight years of my life watching this show, I’m left with a burning question: what was the point? Why develop these intricate, powerful female characters only to not do them justice? Female characters do not need to be perfect or satisfy our notions of who they should be; I did not fall in love with these characters for their goodness or perfection, but for their flaws, mistakes and development. These complexities are forever tarnished by the unearned and nonsensical people they were written to become. These women deserved better, and so did we.
What did she do afterwards? They may have written her off, in value and the screen, but it’s her story I need to hear. We don’t just stop existing after we’ve been brutalized. How did she endure?
I haven’t watched Narcos since. I don’t want to.
I don’t want to think about it. Her name was Helena and I think of her and I think of me.