Unbossed was founded in 1897 by poor, but honest, immigrants. It flourished during the turn of the century — marching with the suffragists and helping organize labor unions — only to wither during the Great Depression.
After a stint in rehab in the early 70′s, Unbossed was a concept lost and without direction. It was given new meaning and life when it was found by three girls who shared only a passion for sassy boots, men in kilts, and snarky comments.
Its rebirth was complete with the addition of two starry-eyed boys who weren’t sure what they liked, but loved the arts when they saw them. Together, they invited a group of writers who have made Unbossed what it is. Today, Unbossed is known and beloved worldwide as a unique, some might say galvanizing, force.
What we tell our employers, parents, spouses, lovers, and conservative friends about Unbossed:
Unbossed is a group of writers with a wide variety of perspectives and experience engaged in truth-telling. We examine political issues through news, culture, the arts, satire, and, when we have to, politics. We are dedicated to telling it like it is, wielding the fiery sword of truth, and kicking some ass with our sassy boots when necessary. We embrace the grassroots spirit that makes us each unbossed.
em dash: Our founder, editor, and chief sassy-booted badass. Connecting the dots is her forté.
Izzy: Has a “different” perspective on just about everything. She has extensive… she’s knowledgeable in… hell, we brought her along for comic relief.
Nathan: Bringing us views from the Latino community and a love of the arts. Also makes good lentil soup.
DCvote: Advocates for a solar panel on every roof, a sense of ethics in every boardroom, and three olives in every martini.
shirah: She doesn’t actually want you to bring her the poor, tired, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, but she damn well wants them unpoor, untired, and unhuddled. She wants you to understand the legal system like it was your own home town.
Environmentalist: He’s silly enough to believe that clean air, clean water, and access to wild lands are fundamental human rights! He’s stupid enough to think that well-planned communities with sound economies benefit democracy. He’s insane enough to believe that science can be used to the benefit of mankind! “Universal Health Care!” he’s been known to shout on occasion. Fool. Mostly he just bitches. At the very least, he can dish up a killer agave chiffon pie.
BobB: A troublemaker who believes in fighting injustice at the computer keyboard, at the ballot box, in letters to the editor, and in the streets.
You, too, can be Unbossed!