Matty Bowers

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Name: Matty Bowers
Type: OTW Board Member and Staff Member
Communities: Organization for Transformative Works
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Matty Bowers stood as a candidate for the OTW Board of Directors in the 2015 Board Elections and was elected to serve on the Board beginning on December 1, 2015.[1]

In the wake of the resignation of the 2015 Board of Directors, when she and Atiya Hakeem were the sole members of the Board of Directors, Matty was elected to replace both Andrea Horbinski as Secretary of the OTW and Eylul Dogruel as President of the OTW, effective from 15 December 2015. Following the appointment of runner-up candidates Alex Tischer, Aline Carrão and Katarina Harju to fill the three recently-vacated seats, Alex Tischer was elected to replace Matty as Secretary of the OTW.

In an open Board meeting on 16 October 2016, Matty stepped down as President of the OTW (while remaining a member of the Board of Directors) and Aline Carrão was elected to replace her.

Matty is also the current chair of the Policy & Abuse Committee, and has previously served on the Support and Tag Wrangling Committees as well as the AO3 Documentation Workgroup.


Her bio from the OTW website states:

Matty first stumbled upon fandom back in May of 1998; however, she didn't truly get involved until 2001. Her first fandoms were Highlander and Buffy, however she quickly fell into a variety of other fandoms. These days she is very much a fan of fandom; she’ll read pretty much any epic length work in any fandom! Matty mainly lurked the first few years, but eventually started contributing to fannish projects such as newsletters and rec communities. She was fascinated and intrigued when she first heard rumblings about building a place where fandom owned the servers, and joined the OTW as a tag wrangler when the call for volunteers was made in 2009. Since then she has worked on the Support, AO3 Docs, and Policy & Abuse committees. Matty graduated with a degree in Education and spent over ten years teaching before moving on to a job in the tech field. She is currently working as a manager for a local business, and in her spare time works as tech support for her many friends and family. [2]


  1. 2015 Election Results (Accessed 20 November, 2016)
  2. Matty Bowers's Bio and Manifesto: 2015 OTW Elections, Archived version