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About Rosie

Rosie is a space where young women can connect with the best web resources out there, helping them to navigate life’s tricky situations. Rosie has a range of tips, links and videos all centred around a theme of respect – for your body & mind, in your relationships, at work and for the world we live in.

Rosie was inspired by the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster, representing all the women that went to work in factories during World War II. 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.

Her image has become a global symbol of women’s empowerment, proving that women can achieve anything they set their minds to!

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Rosie Videos

We create original video content providing key information on stress reduction, violence prevention, maintaining healthy friendships, sexual harassment and much more. The videos address areas of disadvantage for young women, inform them of their legal rights, provide strategies and support for dealing with a variety of issues, while promoting inclusivity, diversity & compassion. 

By unpacking tough issues, these videos serve as a tool for self education, as well as an important resource for teachers.

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Rosie in the Classroom

Rosie in the Classroom is an educational resource kit based on our original Rosie Videos, created to assist teachers in talking about difficult but important topics.

Topics like sexting or respect in relationships should be incorporated into the curriculum so that all teenagers are aware of their rights and can encourage respect within their school community. Each module includes a downloadable lesson plan and video which can be screened in class.

These lesson plans have been written by Briony O’Keeffe, lead teacher at Fitzroy High School and facilitator of the Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective, and are suitable for students in years 7-10.

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Write Like a Girl

Write Like a Girl is our teenage blog program, giving writers aged 14-19 the opportunity to get their voice out there.

Inspired by Clementine Ford’s feminist text Fight Like A Girl, this program features a new young writer every month. Each writer selects their own topic. We have been fortunate to work with a diverse range of young people passionate about stuff that really matters. 

Through Write Like A Girl we have published insightful articles on mental health, feminism in schools, reproductive rights, people seeking asylum, gender stereotypes, working rights, multiculturalism and global warming.

Every writer is paid for their valuable contribution and we are proud to showcase the talents of young Australians.

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Meet the team

Sophie Bliss

Sophie Bliss

Sophie joined the team at the Victorian Women’s Trust in October 2017, working primarily on Club Respect, an initiative of the Dugdale Trust For Women & Girls. Since June 2019, Sophie is also the Editor of Rosie. Sophie works with Write Like a Girl contributors, and with Rosie volunteers to create Rosie’s content, grow it’s online presence and national reach as a strategic harm prevention initiative.

Sophie is passionate about grassroots activism, and believes that dismantling the patriarchy begins with empathy + education.

Ally Oliver-Perham

Ally is the Manager of Strategic Communications at the Victorian Women’s Trust. Ally co-founded Rosie with Georgie Proud in 2014 and has been overseeing the project for many years.

She believes that young people have the power to change our world for the better and gender equality is at the heart of positive social change.

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  • equally paid for the same work
  • safe on the streets and in our homes
  • equally represented in our parliament and leadership positions
  • in charge of our own bodies

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