Rosie is a unique online space where young women can connect with the best digital resources out there, helping them to navigate life’s tricky situations.
The internet can be a minefield , often providing misleading or even harmful information. It is so important that everyone has access to avenues of communication which reinforces their self-worth and resilience, while increasing their knowledge and understanding of their bodies, minds, relationships, work and world.
Rosie includes a range of resources, links, videos, articles, blogs, teacher resources and support networks.
Rosie was initially set up by project workers Georgie and Ally, and is now run by Maki and Ally with the assistance of expert staff, volunteers and of course, teenage girls.
Maki joined the Victorian Women’s Trust in 2021 and is the editor of Rosie. She is responsible for managing the Rosie blog, contributing articles, managing Rosie’s social media platforms and is involved in the overall strategic planning of the project. Maki is passionate about elevating the voices of young feminists and promoting intersectional feminism. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching trashy TV and more recently crocheting.
Ally is the Manager of Strategic Communications at the Victorian Women’s Trust. In 2014, Ally co-founded Rosie with Georgie Proud. She has been overseeing the project for many years. Ally believes that gender equality is at the heart of positive social change (she also believes in the healing power of choc tops but that’s a whole other thing).
We are inspired by the iconic Rosie the Riveter image which represented all the women that went to work in factories during World War II in the USA. Traditionally women were not allowed to work in such roles, if at all. These women paved the way for future generations to enter the workforce in whatever field they chose. The image has become a symbol of women’s empowerment globally, proving that women can achieve anything they set their minds to!
We want Rosie to have all the info a girl could need but we know our site isn’t exhaustive, and that there’s heaps of stuff we’ve yet to explore. So if you think we need more info on a certain topic, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at [email protected] – thanks!
And if you’re really passionate about a topic, why not write something about it for Rosie!
Read more about contributing to Rosie here.