When I went to the hope-themed festival and stood in front of Parliament House, I laughed. I was standing beneath a light display of the first Members of Parliament for Australia; 40 portraits of white men towering over me. In the whole display, there was not a single picture of a woman or person of colour.
Neve Traynor reflects on Monday’s March4Justice in Canberra.
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.
Oh, my, my, my! There has never been a better time for queer* couples in our nation’s capital looking for romantic date spots. From the whole of Braddon to selective parts of Civic, Fyshwick and greater Canberra, queer* couples everywhere can now comfortably take their pick of almost all of Canberra’s favourite rendezvous hotspots.
Short reviews of just a handful of Canberra’s many bars.
“Whenever I get sick, I miss you the most.”
“I have the sensation that we are talking about the same things but in different languages …”
We were curious to know what it’s like to be a woman in the hilarious but also male-dominated field that is stand-up comedy.
Canberra-based musicians Charlie Versegi, Ellen Chan, Hayley Manwaring and Hayden Fritzlaff make up the bold punk rock foursome that is making waves nationally with their powerful sound.
“Crowding round the bar, bands of *bois’ bois* chug their $2.50 basics and periodically erupt in their mating call – ‘Yeah the boys!!’ – seeking solace in their established masculinity.”