In 2011, we launched Girl for Sale, an exhibition about art, poetry and multimedia on the topic of human trafficking. In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we revisit the exhibition and focus in on what has changed since its publication, particularly in terms of girls being trafficked for underage marriage.
Join us to ring in the new year with a reflection on girls, power, and history. Are we still haunted by ghosts over 300 years old? What does one of America’s first memories say about women and politics today? And as we head into 2019, are we willing to claim our place as the granddaughters of witches? Tiffany explores this and more in our latest episode, with a little help from Associate Editor Sage and her “No Time for Fear” column.
Ashley interviews the authors of 'Wonder Girls' - photojournalist Paola Gianturco and her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Alex Sangster, who documented the work of 15 girl-led nonprofit groups in 13 countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania.
Learn more about the book at https://www.wondergirlsbook.com/
From Boston to Lexington to London, it’s clear that girls are in museums all around us. Yet their stories are often only footnotes - if they are mentioned at all. And when girls do take center stage, it is often in the context of their adult lives or, very rarely, a treat to those of us looking for them.
That’s why Girl Museum celebrates each Day of the Girl by looking at how girls are represented in museums around the world. However, our work isn’t limited to just today. We work tirelessly everyday, as an all-volunteer team, using our free time to create exhibitions and projects, review museums, and even bring you this podcast - all in the hopes of increasing girls’ representation in museums and fostering a more inclusive, gender equal world.
Want to support our work? Go to girlmuseum.org, click on “Donate” and then follow the link to join our exclusive membership program: The Girl Museum Sisterhood on Patreon! For as little as $1 per month, you can help support our work in perpetuity and expand our reach across the globe.
In this special episode, we remember the girls who were the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which happened 17 years ago today. Join Elizabeth Boyle to learn about the 9-11 Memorial Museum and the girls whose stories are memorialized there.
In her own "Living the Revolution"-inspired manifesto, Tiffany discusses the journey of telling girls' stories. Along the way, we've learned a lot, and developed our own manifesto for why girls should be included in historical, cultural, and museum narratives. Take a listen, and join the revolution, at www.girlmuseum.org
In 2018, we are celebrating several significant moments in suffrage history. 110 years ago, the first female member of parliament was elected in Finland, which was also the first country to introduce women’s suffrage. 170 years ago, the Seneca Falls Convention - the first-ever women’s rights convention - was held in the United States, and would lead to the introduction of the first legislation for suffrage in Congress only twenty years later. And finally, on February 6, 2018, we celebrated 100 years since British women (at least, those over the age of 30) gained the right to vote.
These are all significant moments in history, but oftentimes, suffrage history focuses solely on the adult women who fought for our right to vote. But what about young girls? Did they play a role? In this podcast, we’ll explore the stories of three young girls - Clara Lemlich, Dora Thewlis, and Bessie Watson - who were active in the suffrage movements. We’ll also look at some interesting thoughts about girls
While researching various ‘girl queens’ - i.e., queens under the age of 21 - I came across a story that seemed absolutely fitting for this wonderful, rainbow-filled month of celebration. It’s the story of a young girl who came into power early, who sought to understand all she could of the world, and whose power was used to create peace, intercultural understanding, and advance a society where learning and artistic achievement were paramount. Yet it’s also a story of secrets and regrets - of love perhaps unrequited, of a nation left reeling, and ultimately, of a woman who defied every authority of her age to assert her own vision of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
This is the story of the most intriguing queen I’ve found yet: Christina of Sweden.
In celebration of our Heroines Quilt V: From Dark to Light exhibition, Tiffany explores the lives and works of female troubadours - known as trobairitz - during the 11th and 12th centuries. These incredible female poets and singers explored themes that resonate with us today, and provided one of the few examples of true female power and advocacy during the Medieval period.
Our podcast features "A chantar m'er de so qu'eu no volria", a 12th century Occitan language song by Comtessa de Dia. It is the only surviving music by a woman troubadour.
Looking for more great stories like this one? Audible is offering a free audiobook download with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to discover more stories about girls in history and culture. Personally, I recommend checking out Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone, which you can download for free on Audible! To download, visit audibletrial.com/girlspeak
It's the 100th anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"! Join us to discover her story and the stories of other young women who became science fiction legends, including Madeleine L'Engle, Octavia E. Butler, and Margaret Atwood.
Researched and written by Junior Girl Tracy Phillips.Recorded by Tiffany Rhoades.
Want more stories like this one? Audible is offering a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to discover more stories about girls in history and culture. We recommend checking out "Station Eleven", which you can download for free at audibletrial.com/girlspeak.
At Girl Museum, we have made a commitment to celebrating young girls - in both the past and the present. This means that we usually celebrate historical and social topics, but today we'd like to turn to something that museums are traditionally known for: art. There are so many young girls and women who are using art to make an impact on the world. With the advent of social media, many of these girls have taken to platforms like Instagram and Tumblr to share, celebrate, and utilize their work for social change. In this episode, we explore the works of five incredible girl artists, and take a look at our latest exhibition, Breathing Lessons by darlene anita scott.
Join us to discover the works of Kathrin Honesta (@kathrinhonestaa), Pranita Kochareka (@pranitart), Desiree De Leon (@dcossyle), Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (@tlynnfaz), and Aprill Hogue (@littlemsaprill) and get a sneak peek into one of our favorites works from Breathing Lessons.
This year marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution of 1917. A lot has happened since the years leading up to the Russian Revolution, and girls have been there through every change along the way. Join our Educator Advisor, Hillary Hanel, to explore the girlhood experiences of Zoya Smirnova, Nelly Ptashkina, and Regina Pachter.
Happy belated International Day of the Girl Child! This holiday, celebrated every year on October 11, focuses on galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for girls to show leadership and reach their full potential. Around the world, groups came together to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance the rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.
Here at Girl Museum headquarters, we have long used International Day of the Girl to highlight an issue that many of us find integral to advancing girls’ rights: how girls are represented in museums. Throughout the years, we’ve found that some museums get it right - and others get it painfully wrong. For too long, girls have been the silent subjects of artworks - shown throughout museums yet never present in their own right. Their stories have been sidelined by technical art history or discussions of how the artists portraying them impacted history. Including girls’ voice
How did the Classical world view the female body? Join Lucy Bickley to explore the philosophical and real world examples of how girls and women could - or could not - control their bodies, and how this led to their status in Classical society.
Researched, written, and recorded by Lucy Bickley. Featured in our exhibition, Classical Girls, launching September 2017.
Do you know the tale of the "stolen girls" of the Civil Rights Movement? Join Emily Chandler to explore the story of the Leesburg Stockade, an event in the history of the African-American civil rights movement in which a group of girls, aged eleven to fifteen, were abducted by the police and unlawfully imprisoned in a condemned stockade for taking part in a peaceful protest. The girls were subjected to inhumane conditions and unable to contact their families for rescue. Yet their courage and tenacity helped them to navigate this life-changing experience. Many of the stolen girls, still alive today, are dedicated to making the world a better and fairer place for African-American people.
Researched, written, and recorded by Emily Chandler.
Discover three of the most powerful figures in Greek mythology: Medusa, Hera, and Themis. All three wielded considerable power over the gods and mortals...as told by the myths they left behind.
Researched, written, and recorded by Junior Girl Devon Allen.
Think Anne Bonny, Mary Reed, Grace O'Malley were awesome? Wait until you hear about Ching Shih, the female Chinese pirate who rose from the lowliest class to become the fiercest (and most successful) pirate ever. This is her story.
Researched, written, and recorded by Emily Chandler.
From convict to business mogul, uncover the life and times of Mary Haydock Reibey, a Lancashire girl who, in 1791, was arrested for stealing a horse and sent to a penal colony in Australia. Against the odds, this tough and intelligent teenager not only survived two squalid and violent English prisons and the dangerous sea voyage to Australia, but rose to become one of Australia’s first entrepreneurs.
What was life like for a girl in ancient Mesopotamia? Journey with us to discover the lives of girls during the Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian periods in celebration of our latest exhibition, Ancient Girls.
What can memoirs tell us about girlhood? Find out in this in-depth look at the lives of a girl in Nazi Germany, Hollywood, and Pentacostal Christiantiy.
Researched and written by Emily Chandler, Junior Girl.
Who said, "I hate silence, when it is time to speak"? The answer awaits in our latest podcast, which delves into the lives of six incredible women in music history. These women didn't just make awesome music - they proved that women could do anything and left a lasting influence on our musical heritage. #ShePersisted barely scratches the surface when talking about these women!
Emily Chandler explores how women and girls are represented in Bollywood musicals. She also talks with girls who are part of the Indian diaspora, shedding light on how Bollywood influences real life girls and women.
Chelsea and Tiffany take an in depth look at six women who greatly impacted the fields of astronomy and space exploration. Join them to discover how women paved the way for some of the greatest discoveries and achievements of the twentieth century.
It's sneak peek time! Discover three amazing stories upcoming in our first exhibition of 2017 - 52. 52 explores fifty-two objects from museum collections that showcase unique stories about what it has meant - and still means - to be a girl.
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl news from around the globe, including:
- What the US elections mean for women;- New campaigns to combat gender-based violence;- First steps for female senators, CoverGirls, and others;- New inventions that could radic
Join Sarah Raine to discover the tales of Warrior Women from history, myth, and religion as we celebrate the launch of our latest exhibit, Warrior Princess. Sarah also discusses the importance of storytelling, and how these stories influence girls today.
Join our Junior Girls to explore how girls are represented in museums across Europe and the United States, in celebration of International Day of the Girl 2016. Museums reviewed include the Confluence Museum, Hands on History in Hull, The British Museum, Georgian House in Edinburgh, Museo Picasso, the Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
Join us as we round up the latest girl-related news for the month of September. Stories include updates on #BringBackOurGirls, new legislation on women's rights, details on the rise of acid attacks against young girls, the Kung Fu nuns, and many incredible girls making strides in STEM and various competitions.
Celebrate the launch of our latest exhibit, Gazed and Confused, with a special look at the stories behind five of the most influential and ground-breaking female artists of all time. Join us to discover the stories of Guan Daosheng, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur.
We round up the latest girl-related news for the month of August, including:
- firsts for women at the 2016 Olympics;
- updates on child marriage laws and incidents;
- discussions of the Burkini Ban in France; and
- incredible girls impacting their communities.
What do Cleopatra, Sailor Moon, Eowyn, Buffy, and Wonder Woman have in common? Find out as we explore the lives and legacies of these incredible pop culture heroines...and give you a sneak peek at our final exhibition for 2016!
Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl news from around the globe. This month, many major legal reforms have positively impacted girls and girls' rights in the US, UK, Gambia, and Tanzania. Additionally, new programs continue to advance girls' welfare in Morocco, and we cover the outcry over the recent murder of young Qandeel Baloch in Pakistan.
Journey with us to World War II to discover the lives - and heartbreak - of the Kindertransport. Full script included below.
Today we will be looking at the Girls who travelled with the Kindertransport of WWII.
So firstly what was the Kindertransport? Kindertransport means “Children’s transport” in German and it was the mass movement of young children, mainly Jewish, out of Germany and occupied or threatened lands to safer countries, primarily Great Britain. After “Kristallnacht” or “night of the broken glass” in 1938, many people and some governments realized that the situation in Germany had become dangerous for Jewish people. With some persuasion the British government, who at the time governed the safest place in Europe, decided to let a small amount of unaccompanied minors, to be fostered in to British families. Through this and mass support from Quaker groups and the Refugee C
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the globe.
Discussions on the United State of Women, Education Cannot Wait fund, a
new female artist at the Met, ISIS's ongoing genocide, FGM, child
marriage, and several amazing protests in support of women and girls.
See below for full show notes.
up this month, the United States held its first-ever United State of
Women summit, which aimed to rally together advocates of gender equality
and highlight what the country has achieved, identify challenges that
remain, and chart the course for addressing those challenges. Over
5,000 women participated in the summit, which focused on economic
empowerment, health and wel
Uncover the ancient secrets of three incredible queens: Amanirenas, queen of the Kush who led a successfull rebellion against the Romans in Egypt; Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, whose fascination with snakes would drive the course of history; and Hatshepsut, the longest-reigning female pharoah of Ancient Egypt, whose success was so great that she remains throughout Egypt despite attempts to erase her from the historical record...and whose accomplishments were so prolific that every major museum in the world has something she built.
We're rounding up the latest girl-related news for the month of May, including an awesome new contest from our friends at Global Girl Media! Learn the violence, progress, and incredible things affecting girls around the world and how you can help.
Celebrate International Museums Day 2016 with us as we journey around the world to uncover the cultural landscapes of girlhood.
What sites speak to the stories of girls throughout time? What memorials do we pass by every day without realizing their voices are calling out to us?
Join us as we discover their stories - and invite you to help us discover more.
How were the lives of German, Italian, and Japanese girls affected by World War II?
What new opportunities - and threats - became part of their everyday existence?
And what was life like for the most persecuted girls - the Jews?
Join Mary Horrell to discover the stories of girls on the Axis side of World War II.
How were the lives of British, American, French, and Soviet girls affected by World War II?
What new opportunities - and threats - became part of their everyday existence?
Join Mary Horrell on a journey through the lives of girls on the Allied side of the war.
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the globe for the month of February. Learn about the gains and losses for girls, as well as hashtag movements that you can become involved in to advance women's and girls' rights.
Erin Sykes takes us on a celebration of women who have, throughout history, taken part in what might be termed revolution -- any social or political action to bring about change. She journeys through 16 stories of revolutionaries who have brought about positive change through their accomplishments. Explore the lives of:Susan B. AnthonyHarriet TubmanEmmeline PankhurstNadezhda KrupskayaMargaret SangerGolda MeirRosa ParksLakshmi SagalSophie Scholl
The latest global development concerning girls, including:-- New reports on girls health & wellness;-- Laws that will benefit girls in the US & Zimbabwe;-- Winds for girls, including new apps + comics; and-- The incredible girls of January, including record-breaking rock climbers, inventors, and change-makers who are proving that girls are the key to a better, brighter future.Also a special reading of "Dear future me" by Nirosha Balakumar for Because I am a Girl blog.
We continue our look at incredible queens with three queens all named Matilda -- and all related to one another! Join us as we explore the lives of Matilda of Flanders, Matilda of Boulogne, and the Empress Matilda.
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news, including lots of great advancements for girls rights, hashtag campaigns, and her own opinions on the terrorist attacks of November and how they relate to girls and women.
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the world. Stories include the new study Girls Speak Out, incredible girls standing up for their rights, and harrowing tales of the violation of girls rights that show us we still have work to do.
For IDG2015, four of our new UK-based Junior Girls took to the museums to analyze how girls are represented -- or not represented (!) -- in museums. Join them on a journey into UK museums...and the girls who reside there.
In celebration of a very special milestone, Tiffany explores the lives of England's incredible queens: Boudicca, Matilda of Scotland, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Philippa of Hainault, Elizabeth I, and Victoria.
Gaming, STEM, education, new laws, and updates on the Chibok girls are featured in this month's News Roundup. There's also the amazing stories of incredible girls working to make our world a better place, set new records, and reveal hidden histories.
The latest girl news, including developments in eradicating child marriage, gender discrimination, and FGM. We also look into the new Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeling, updates on #BringBackOurGirls, and the incredible girls of July.
The latest girl-related news and stories of incredible girls from around the world. Stories include new legislation, social movements to remove gender stereotypes in toys, and girls using their unique talents to make their communities and the world a better place.
What does it mean to be sustainable? What does that mean for girls? And how does Girl Museum contribute to a more sustainable world? Join Ashley Remer in this special podcast for International Museums Day 2015.
We round up all the girl-related news for the month of April, and there is a LOT of positive news this month! We also have an exceptional round-up of incredible girls -- and boys. Stories include #JusticeForLiz, #BringBackOurGirls, #ThisDoesntMeanYes, women breaking barriers, and many legislative developments bringing better lives to girls around the world.
We delve into a historical and artistic exploration of rape. We look at how art has depicted rape from ancient times to today, exploring the stories behind the paintings and the evolution of the term "rape." Parental discretion advised.
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news around the world for the month of March. We delve into the Commission on the Status of Women, viral social media campaigns, new legislation in various countries, and a huge amount of incredible girls who inspire us!
Our own STEM Girl, Hillary Hanel, explores our latest exhibit -- STEM Girls! Hillary explores the place of girls and women in STEM fields, why these fields are important, and introduces us to a variety of STEM careers that you might not have known about. Hillary also talks about her own studies in biology, history, and museum studies and what that has led her to do as a career! Tune in, and be sure to visit our STEM Girls exhibit at www.girlmuseum.org.
We round up the latest girl-related news from around the world. Stories include incredible girls, movements for women's rights and justice, new legislation in the U.S. and Africa, and updates on ISIS and #BringBackOurGirls.
Explore the female leaders of the Civil Rights Movement with Junior Girl Hannah Hill. We discuss women such as Coretta Scott King, Ella Baker, and Septima Clark, as well as the many unknown women found in images from the period.
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news, including stories from the United Nations, new campaigns and landmark achievements for girls, and updates on ongoing campaigns such as #BringBackOurGirls. She also spotlights the incredible girls of January 2015, from Sierra Leone to Thailand to Croatia.
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and #NHTAD, we look at our 2010 exhibition, Girl for Sale. Join us for a peak at the artworks and poetry of and by girl who have been victims of human trafficking. Featuring special guest readings by Laura Perez of the National American Poetry Museum.
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the world. Feature stories include our incredible girls, reports on the state of children around the world, and a look at the effects of ISIS, new laws, and upcoming decisions that will affect girls in 2015.
How were surfer girls represented in fine art? What do these representations tell us about the history of girls in surfing? We look at female surfers in art from the time of European arrival until the mid-twentieth century in this Girls in Art podcast to accompany our newest exhibit!
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news for the month of November! Stories include #16days, an update on #BringBackOurGirls, elections, new campaigns, and info on our upcoming exhibition launch!
Explore the history of girls in sports through art! We take a look at art from the Ancient Greeks to the early 20th century to show how girls in art have -- and have not -- been shown engaged in sporting activities. Written and researched by Junior Girl Katie Weidmann and narrated by Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades.
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news. New studies, new campaigns, and tons of incredible girls happened in October! We also delve into news on FGM, legislation, the Islamic State, and an update on the kidnapped Chibok girls in Nigeria.
For #IDG2014, we're exploring how girls are represented in museums around the world! Join special guest Tamara Patten from the Te Papa Museum, Junior Girls Hillary Hanel and Sarah Jackson, and Head GIrl Ashley Remer to explore museums and their girl-related objects in New Zealand; Brighton, UK; and Detroit, Michigan, USA!
Junior Girl Tiffany rounds up Septembers news around the world. She discusses new data on child marraige, cases on female genital mutilation, updates on #BringBackOurGirls, gender equality, and the recently launched #HeForShe campaign. She also rounds up the newest batch of Incredible Girls, including the makers of Tampon Run, #Iammorethanadistraction, and the winners of this year's Youth Courage Awards and Google Science Fair!
Junior Girl Tiffany explores the history of illustrated princess in this Girls in Art episode. She journeys from the mid-1800s to today, exploring the changes in depcitions of princesses throughout Western children's literature -- from the stereotypical feminine princess ideal, to comic and video game princesses, to rockin-and-rollin princesses who befriend dragons.
Junior Girl Tiffany rounds up girl-related news from August. She discusses recent developments across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia that impact girls. Tiffany also provides an update on the kidnapped Nigerian girls, new legislation and initiatives to combat gender-based violence, and acheivements in sports and STEM fields by girls around the world.
Head Girl Ashley Remer gives a sneak peak of our upcoming exhibition, Illustrated Girls! What are Illustrated Girls? What do illustrations of girls from around the world say about culture, history, and how we have viewed girls through time?
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the world. She updates us on the latest United Nations programs, national legislation, #BringBackOurGirls and the Chibok kidnappings, and details the incredible girls for the
What do the Norse goddesses say about Norse women? Junior Girl Tiffany delves into the lives of Freyja, Lady Sif, Skadi, and Idunn to explore what these mythological women say about their human counterparts.
Junior Girls Casey and Sarah discuss women in the art of the Pre-Raphaelites, from the muses who inspired these works to the implications of Pre-Raphaelite depictions of women from the Victorian period to today.
In our May 2014 News Roundup, we look at many stories - good and bad - from around the world. Junior Girl Tiffany provides special reports on the kidnapped girls in Nigera and #BringBackOurGirls as well as the recent violence at UC Santa Barbara and #YesAllWomen.
Episode Nine is all about Ancient Girls and Female Cave Artists. How much do you know about girls of the earliest human times? This great episode was researched and written by Magda and Abbie, and hosted by Head Girl Ashley.
Time is flying! 2014 is rolling on and we thank you for joining us for our March girl new roundup. From child marriage to banning bossy, Tiffany takes us through some fascinating and upsetting things happening to and for girls around the world.
This is our first International Women's Day podcast episode. We explore the history and reasons for celebrating this and Women's History Month, with additional reports from Hillary on women in engineering (STEM) and Sarah from the WoW festival where she saw Malala Yousefzai speak.A great episode for all.
This is our first short, but sweet, 'Girls in Art' podcast featuring the painting Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer from1665. Junior Girl Sarah Jackson explores ideas behind this painting, including ideas from Tracy Chevalier, author of the novel by the same name.
Thanks for tuning in to our first round up of girls in the news for 2014. Actually, it's mostly a recap of 2013. We are also really happy to have a recurring segment by our friends at Global Girl Media, sharing their thoughts on 2013 and more.Thanks and enjoy.
Welcome back to GirlSpeak!This is the first of two special sub episodes that include excerpts from our 'Girls in the Museum' event held on October 12, 2013 at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child.Sub episode A features our high school girl hosts introducing the amazing film Girl Rising and then our post film talk back session.We hope you find it interesting and are inspired to bring Girl Rising to your community.
Welcome to GirlSpeak!This podcast is produced by Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girlhood. GirlSpeak is all about art, history and contemporary culture with a girls’ eye view.We will publish two episodes per month, the first about girls in art and culture and the second is a round up on girls in the news.This first episode is an introduction to what we are all about as well as an excerpt from our 'GIrls in the Museum' event held in October 2013 in honor of the UN International Day of the Girl Child.