Three young women in a flower field, laughing.

Rosie is a unique online space where young women and gender diverse people can share their stories and creativity, connect with like-minded people, and discover helpful and inclusive resources to navigate life’s tricky situations.

  • Rosie is like a trusted friend or an older sibling — a place that you can always turn to in times of need. We’re here to support young women and girls (cis and trans), gender diverse folk, and people with an interest in feminist activism. We believe that feminism should always be intersectional, and inclusive of First Nations, LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.

  • Our Ask Rosie section is a space where you can ask those tricky questions in life, and get the right info. We also platform the real stories of our community in Our Voices, because we want to hear about your experiences and dreams for a better future. Learn how to contribute your story here.

Rosie is like a trusted friend or an older sibling — a place that you can always turn to in times of need.


Meet Team Rosie

Rosie was initially set up by project workers Georgie and Ally, and is now run by Maki and Ally with the assistance of our fabulous team of volunteers and young contributors.

  • Maki smiling at the camera. She wears a yellow top with purple patterns on it.
    Maki Morita

    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.

  • A headshot of Ally in a green top, smiling at the camera.
    Ally Oliver-Perham

    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).

So… who’s Rosie?

Good question. We were inspired by the famous 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 of Rosie the Riveter has become a global symbol of feminist empowerment, proving that women can achieve anything they set their minds to. As seen with the Women, Life, Freedom movement, Rosie the Riveter continues to inspire feminist activism today.

The iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' poster, where a woman flexes her arm. She wears a blue shirt and red bandana, and there is a speech bubble that reads "We can do it!"

Did we miss something?
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We want Rosie to have all the info a young feminist 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. And if you’re really passionate about a topic, why not write something about it for Rosie?
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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which Rosie has been created, the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to elders past and present. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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