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Art, history, and contemporary culture with a girls’ eye view.
Brought to you by Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls and girlhood.
Brought to you by Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls and girlhood.
Talking about Shopping Addiction
In this episode we are going to explore shopping addiction from a psychological lens. Specifically, how our addiction to fast fashion, the modern world, and gender all play major roles in how we interact with and consume fashion. TRIGGER WARNING: Before we dive into this podcast episode we want to give a quick trigger warning for the following topics: addiction, addictive behavior, and addictive substances. While this episode focuses on the complexities of shopping addictions, there will be other addiction related topics discussed. If any of these topics are at all triggering to you, please look after yourself and hold off from listening to this episode.
May 20, 2022
Teen Fashions of the 1950s-1960s
In this episode, we will be looking at the new, different, and exciting range of teenage fashions in the 1950s and 1960s. This was a particularly exciting period for teenagers, as they began to break away from their parents’ generation to develop their own distinct style and interests. Vogue stated that there was a “Youthquake” in the sixties, due to the overwhelming popularity of revolutionary new styles and trends brought in by teenagers. But why did the concept of the teenager develop? What changes were happening in society that brought about these changes in fashion? What were the most iconic clothes and why were they so popular?
April 21, 2022
Girls in Creation Myths: Pandora
What do you know about the Greek myth of Pandora's box? In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first girl to be created. Her portrayal can tell us about how girls were viewed and treated in ancient Greek society. This podcast will explore Pandora's portrayal and her influence on girls in later popular culture, in order to understand why girls are so often taught to not be curious or ambitious.
March 20, 2022
Wild girls: Artemis and the Festival of Arkteia
Why are girls discouraged from being wild, free and playful when they grow up? Can we ever regain this wildness? This podcast looks at the Festival of Arkteia in Ancient Greece, in order to explore where this idea of purging wildness in girls comes from.
February 20, 2022
Honoring Nellie Bly
This month marks 100 years since the death of Nellie Bly. Remembered for her investigative journalism, most do not realize that Nellie was a *girl* when she began her remarkable career. We investigate.
January 20, 2022
Girl Powered Holidays
How have girls and women contributed to popular holiday traditions? We do a quick recap!
December 20, 2021
Remembering Babi Yar
Can we use the past to create a better world? We think so. As we begin to reflect on the past year, one anniversary stood out: 80 years since Babi Yar. This is their story.
November 22, 2021
The Fox Sisters
In a season of spooks, where are the girls? We dive into story of Katie and Maggie Fox, whose tragic lives sparked an international movement
October 20, 2021
IDG 2021: Logging Off with Fabiana Romain
In this special episode for International Day of the Girl, Yuwen talks with Fabiana Romain, the LOG OFF movement’s podcast co-host and director of its Female Empowerment initiative. Learn about the beginnings of LOG OFF and Fabiana's insights into social media use during the pandemic and in light of recent news, such as the revelation of studies from Facebook showing that Instagram is harmful for teenage girls.
October 10, 2021
Sitting Still with Dido Belle
Ashley and Amber reflect on the famous painting of Dido Belle, an 18th century Black girl raised in Britain. What does her portrait tell us about her and the time she lived in?
September 20, 2021
Virginia, don't you Dare
Do you know Virginia Dare? We know very little of the Roanoke Colony and its infamous infant, Virginia. Yet her story echoes themes in American history – perhaps even the history of European colonization as a whole – that we still debate today. While I recount her story in Exploring American Girlhood in 50 Historic Treasures, there was so much more I wanted to discuss. The self-made man, women’s roles, and non-English colonies are all themes in her story.
August 20, 2021
Defining Girls & Girlhood
What is girlhood? What does it mean to be a girl? Girl Museum's curatorial and education interns Asha and Yuwen talk about their experiences in preparing for the upcoming exhibition, I Am A Girl.
July 20, 2021
Martyr of Baha’i: Mona Mahmudzidhad
The tale of Mona Mahmudzidhad is a sad one of religious persecution, reminding us of the ongoing fight for girls rights - including the right to worship - in the modern world.
June 20, 2021
Black Girls Lives Matter
Tiffany recounts historical and recent events in a call to action, to stop the war against Black girls.
May 22, 2021
Strong, Fearless, Magical
What traits make girls great? What make them unforgettable? What draws us to their stories? junior Girls Megan and Josie provide a glimpse into one type of girl that inspires us - magical girls.
April 20, 2021
Placing Girls in Women's History
How old was Pocahontas? In Disney’s movie version, she’s a young unmarried woman - fully developed, falling in love with the adventurous hero John Smith, later marrying the wholesome John Rolfe. In her statue at Jamestown, she’s also depicted as a grown woman - perhaps youthful, but certainly past puberty. They both got it really, really wrong. Join Tiffany to explore Pocahontas's real story, as told in Exploring American Girlhood in 50 Historic Treasures, now available at your local bookstore or Amazon.com
March 20, 2021
More than Pretty in the Ancient World
Our new exhibit 'More than Pretty: Girls and Body Decoration' is now live! Here we explore the history of body decoration the Ancient world and how girls who lived during this period would decorate themselves from the neck up.
February 20, 2021
First American Girls
Who do you think of when I say “First American Girls”? Is it the founding mothers like Abigail Adams and Martha Washington? They’re too old...and too far ahead in the American story. Is it the girls of Salem, Massachusetts, or the Pilgrim girls who came from England? Right age this time...but still a bit too late in the story. In fact, our story goes back thousands of years - to the first girls inhabiting the American continents. Back then, the land wasn’t called “America” - in fact, we don’t know what it was called other than, perhaps, a word meaning “home.” It is these journeys - these searches for home - that are the first topic addressed in the upcoming book, Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures. Co-authored by myself and our Head Girl, Ashley Remer, the book explores fifty artifacts and historic sites that reveal American history from an entirely new perspective...that of girls. Preorder on Amazon or Rowman.com
January 20, 2021
Decora and Gothic Lolita Fashion with Kurebayashi and Rei
Dr. Megan C. Rose talks with guests Kurebayashi and Rei about decora and gothic lolita fashion in Harajuku. From discussing the rise of these fashions as distinct Japanese social phenomena to building a cafe that appeals to decora and gothic lolita audiences, our guests provide unique insights into these subcultures and how girls participate within them. ----- Dr. Megan C. Rose is an Adjunct Associate Lectuerer in Sociology and Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her research explores the value of creativity, cute theory, critical femininities and inclusion. She is currently investigating the experiences of kawaii and gothic alternative communities in Japan, as well as marginalised groups in the Australian Higher Education system. Megan is currently developing a new portfolio of postdoctoral research that involves collaboration and co-authorship with stakeholders in kawaii and gothic alternative communities, as well as a study of feminist activism that uses kawaii imagery to mobilize political actors. Haruka Kurebayashi is an internationally known model and mentor for Decora-chan girls via her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Originally from Shizuoka prefecture, Kurebayashi launched her brand 90884 in 2013 and is a frequent model for fashion magazine KERA. Rei Saionji is a Tokyo native and explorer of Japanese culture and tradition. She is the author of 2 Hours Drive from Tokyo.
December 20, 2020
Female Goddesses of Chinese Mythology
In today's episode, our junior girl Seav Lov recounts the fascinating stories of females goddesses present in Chinese mythology.
November 20, 2020
What do the Pendle Witch Trials, Wurzburg witch trials, and today's Democratic Republic of Congo have in common? Join us to explore the stories of girl witches...and how their circumstances reveal much about how we picture girlhood.
October 20, 2020
A Brave New World: COVID-19 and Life Afterwards
Tia Shah presents a special episode for International Day of the Girl 2020, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it presents an opportunity to foster a "brave new world."
October 11, 2020
Greta Garbo's Girlhood
What role did Greta Garbo's girlhood in Stockholm play in her life and career? In exploring Greta's biography, Tiffany reveals the secret power of introverts.
September 20, 2020
Young Girls in Advanced Education
Is there one way or a right way to learn? Education Adviser Hillary Rose explores the stories of young girls achieving advanced educations to answer our inquiry.
August 20, 2020
First Girls: Recent Administrations
In the second of our First Girls mini-series, Sophie looks at more recent 'First Girls', up to the present day. From Helen Taft to Ivanka and Tiffany Trump, these girls' stories illustrate how the role has changed in recent decades and prompt questions about sexism, racism and the future of girls in politics.
July 24, 2020
First Girls: The Early Administrations
Sophie takes a look back into the history of girls in the White House. Discussing how the role of 'First Girl' developed, this episode spans from Nelly Parke Custis through to Alice and Ethel Roosevelt.
June 20, 2020
Why Museums Need Girlhood
Why do museums need girlhood? We reflect on an earlier episode and hear answers from our team.
May 20, 2020
In response to the global COVID pandemic, we're sending our well wishes, top tips, and thoughts on how acting together - and supporting one another - will help us emerge into a brighter future. Tune in to hear contributions from our Junior Girls around the world.
April 20, 2020
Young Suffrage: Mothers, Girls, and Growing Up Activists
Karen Robertson details her research into the mother-daughter pairs who advocated for women's suffrage. Identifying a common theme of "focusing on future generations" in suffrage work, Karen details the mothers who fought for their daughters' rights - even if it meant they would not live to see those dreams fulfilled. Karen is a museum professional in the United States, who has spent the past years preparing for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. She has spent time working with modern activists and researching historic activists.
March 20, 2020
20 Minutes with Lisa Lamson
Elizabeth Dillenburg interviews Lisa Lamson, whose work focuses on black girlhood. Specifically, Liss's doctoral dissertation explores Baltimore City’s educational system as a case study of the intersections of race, gender, class, and age in nineteenth century America.
February 20, 2020
Top 5 Incredible Girls of 2019
Sage recaps her 2019 blog series, Incredible Girls, and talks about her Top 5.
January 20, 2020
What were the girls that Degas painted like? Who were they? How can we reinterpret these paintings to talk about girls and their world? Jennifer Lee, Curator of our ‘Impressionist Girls’ show, answers.
December 20, 2019
What was life like for the girls aboard the Mayflower? What did they witness on the First Thanksgiving? Tiffany deep dives into the evidence to find out.
November 20, 2019
Ashley explores one of our earliest exhibitions and discusses what it means for girls who are canonized as saints.
October 20, 2019
Across Time and Space
Tiffany recounts her Top 5 works from one of our first exhibits, “Time and Space,” and how these works reveal multiple narratives of girlhood - from Russian serfdom and Roman daily life to controversies with the #MeToo movement and criticism of how we treat girls today. For images, please visit http://www.girlmuseum.org/projects/across-time-and-space
September 20, 2019
Changes in Girl Entrepreneurship
Tia Shah explores what infographic statistics can tell us about female entrepreneurship, what changes we have seen, and what changes we might see in the future. She also provides suggestions on what governments, business, existing entrepreneurs, the venture capital industry, and the media can do to better support future girl entrepreneurs.
August 31, 2019
Struggles of Girl Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur is not easy and being a female one is even harder. Historically and in the current day, female entrepreneurs face many challenges to starting and sustaining businesses. Not only do female entrepreneurs have to face inequality, limited access to education, familial pressure, sexism and more in many patriarchal societies– but women also have to tackle funding biases’, a lack of role models and supportive networks in the business world as well. Despite these challenges, female entrepreneurs can and are emerging, and their ranks are growing each day. Tia Shah explores the many struggles that girl entrepreneurs have historically had to overcome, and the ones that they currently face – seeing how a changing environment and world has eliminated some challenges while perpetuating others.
August 20, 2019
Vaginas, Museums, and Empowerment with Florence Schechter
Interview with Florence Schechter, science communicator and founder of The Vagina Museum. Here, Head of Contemporary Art Scarlett Evans speaks with Florence about the museum's mission to empower and educate people about one of the most controversial parts of the body.
July 20, 2019
We’re feeling so inspired by the slew of girl activists in the news lately, that we’ve decided to round them up! We discuss some of our favorites and the surprising insights we’re learning about girl activism along the way.
June 20, 2019
Girl Queens of Luxembourg Gardens
Have you visited Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, France? Tiffany leads us on a journey to uncover the stories of incredible girl queens represented by the 20 statues in the gardens. Hear their stories of marriage, piety, war, and more!
May 20, 2019
IGSA Conference Report
Hillary, Libby, and Tiffany reflect on their experiences at the International Girl Studies Association at Notre Dame conference.
April 20, 2019
10 Years Later: Defining Our Terms
Happy 10th anniversary to us! This month, Ashley reflects on the dream she dared pursue ten years ago, the terms we use to define ourselves, and the future of Girl Museum.
March 20, 2019
Girl Child in India: Girls and Food
In this podcast, Tia Shah explores the power of food in Indian culture. As she states, "Our personal, political, commercial, socio-cultural and psychological relationship with food reflects how we see ourselves; our roles in society and the home, and also how we see others and their roles. Food can crucially be used to define and bolster gender roles, but I will also explore how food can be used to resist oppression and to demonstrate conflict. In particular, I want to talk about how the preparation, serving and eating of food is linked to women and specific gender roles in India. My interest in this topic has sprung from my research for Girl Museum’s Girl Child of India exhibition. This new exhibition is all about what is like being a girl in India "
February 20, 2019
Girl for Sale Revisited
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.
January 20, 2019
No Time for Fear
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.
December 31, 2018
Christmas in July
What holiday traditions are the most girl-powered? Discover the surprising history of Christmas in July, Hanukkah treats, Kwanzaa's founding, and Santa's feminism!
December 19, 2018
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/
November 20, 2018
IDG 2019: Girls in Museums
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.
October 10, 2018
Join Tiffany to discover why this Museum Day, we dont just celebrate women trailblazers - we also celebrate the girls blazing trails today.
September 18, 2018
Remembering the Girls of 9-11
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.
September 11, 2018
Why We Need Girls' Stories
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
August 19, 2018
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
July 20, 2018
Girl Queens: Christina of Sweden
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.
June 20, 2018
IMD 2018: Hyperconnected Museums
Join Lexi and Tiffany to discuss what 'hyperconnected museums' are and how you can foster greater well-being in museums and your life! A celebration for International Museums Day 2018.
May 18, 2018
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
March 20, 2018
Girls in the Slave Trade
Elizabeth Boyle takes us on an exploration of girls' experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade, showing us why we know so little and yet how much we can discover from what we do know.
February 20, 2018
Girls of Science Fiction
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.
January 20, 2018
Young Girl Artists
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.
December 14, 2017
Girls in the Russian Revolution
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.
November 15, 2017
Girls in Museums 2017
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
October 14, 2017
Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 2
Devon explores the complex world of female deities in Egyptian mythology. In Part 2, discover Ma’at, Mut, Nephthys and Taweret.
September 20, 2017
Classical Girls’ Bodies
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.
August 15, 2017
Leesburg Stockade Girls
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.
July 22, 2017
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.
June 30, 2017
Ching Shih: Fiercest Pirate on the Seven Seas
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.
June 15, 2017
Girls in Ancient China: Shang & Zhou
What was life like for a girl in Ancient China? Join Devon Allen to explore girls' lives during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, which reigned from 1675 to 256 BCE.
May 27, 2017
Against the Odds: Mary Reibey
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.
May 15, 2017
Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 1
Devon explores the complex world of female deities in Egyptian mythology. In Part 1, discover Sekhmet, Isis, Hathor and Wadjet.
April 30, 2017
Ancient Girls of Assyria and Babylon
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.
April 15, 2017
Memoirs of Girlhood
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.
March 31, 2017
IWD 2017 and #5WomenArtists
Tiffany explores the history of International Women's Day, what you can do to celebrate, and how Girl Museum participates with the #5WomenArtists campaign.
March 11, 2017
Women in Music
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!
February 28, 2017
Girls and Bollywood
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.
February 15, 2017
Girls in Astronomy
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.
January 30, 2017
Join us to explore the life and works of children's author Jacqueline Wilson, as told by one of her biggest fans - Junior Girl Emily Chandler!
January 14, 2017
News Roundup: December 2016
It's our last news roundup podcast ever! Tune in for exciting announcements on where girl news is going, and a roundup of the latest stories on girls from around the world.
December 31, 2016
Sneak Peek of 52
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.
December 15, 2016
News Roundup - November 2016
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
November 27, 2016
Tales of Warrior Women
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.
November 13, 2016
News Roundup - October 2016
Join us for the latest girl-related news from around the world, including a special announcement about our latest fundraiser and how you can get these limited edition Girl Power shirts!
October 30, 2016
IDG 2016: Girls in Museums
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.
October 10, 2016
News Roundup for September 2016
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.
September 30, 2016
Gazed and Confused: Five Awesome Female Artists
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.
September 16, 2016
August 2016 News Roundup
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.
August 30, 2016
Warrior Princesses in Pop Culture
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!
August 15, 2016
News Roundup - July 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.
July 31, 2016
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
July 10, 2016
June 2016 News Roundup
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. First 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
June 29, 2016
Incredible Queens 3: Ancient Queens
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.
June 15, 2016
News Roundup for May 2016
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.
May 29, 2016
#IMD2016 Cultural Landscapes of Girlhood
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.
May 15, 2016
News Roundup for April 2016
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the globe, including several incredible girls making waves in journalism and business!
April 29, 2016
Helena Wallace explores how the punk movement challenged society, changing the experience in music, culture, and art for an entire generation of girls.
April 22, 2016
March 2016 News Roundup
March was an INCREDIBLE month for girls around the world! Discover all the great legislative strides, new programs, and incredible girls who made this year's Women's History Month awesome.
April 01, 2016
Girls in World War II (Axis)
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.
March 11, 2016
Girls in World War II (Allied)
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.
March 04, 2016
February 2016 News Roundup
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.
February 29, 2016
Girls in Revolutions
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
February 12, 2016
January 2016 Girl News
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.
January 31, 2016
A Brief History of Girls
In celebration of our 50th episode, we look at how girls and girlhood have evolved through history -- from our prehistoric roots to modern-day movements.
January 15, 2016
December 2015 News Roundup
A short news roundup to end 2015 -- with lots of positive news for girls around the world!
January 01, 2016
Incredible Queens: A Tale of Three Matildas
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.
December 11, 2015
News Roundup November 2015
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.
November 30, 2015
Hillary Hanel discusses our latest exhibit, STEAM Girls. She talks about inspiring women who combine STEM with the Arts, and her own experiences of STEAM in daily life.
November 12, 2015
News Roundup - October 2015
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.
October 30, 2015
Girls in UK Museums
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.
October 11, 2015
September 2015 News Roundup
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from September, including a lot of amazing hashtag campaigns and news about the Global Goals, education, and incredible girls around the world.
October 07, 2015
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.
September 10, 2015
News Roundup August 2015
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.
August 29, 2015
Tiffany explores the diverse world of young female video game characters as she discusses diversity, video games, and girls. Part of our Gamer Girl exhibit, launching August 14, 2015.
August 12, 2015
Extra Credits & Diversity in Gaming
Special guest Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits joins us for a look at the origins of his channel and to discuss diversity in gaming.
August 07, 2015
July 2015 News Roundup
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.
July 29, 2015
Girls in Comics
Where are the girls in comics? Tiffany talks the history of females comic book characters and introduces us to some of her favorite modern-day heroines hiding among cluttered comic store shelves.
July 17, 2015
June News Roundup
Tiffany rounds up girl-related news in a brand new way! Discusses international developments, legal victories, girls in sports, girls and fashion, and other incredible girls around the world.
June 30, 2015
Girls with Toys
This month, Hillary discusses girls and toys. She covers the history of girls' toys, current news and issues of gender, and her own experiences with toys.
June 11, 2015
News Roundup May 2015
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.
May 31, 2015
Museums for a Sustainable Society
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.
May 15, 2015
News Roundup April 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.
April 30, 2015
Rape in Art
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.
April 10, 2015
News Roundup March 2015
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!
March 26, 2015
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.
March 06, 2015
News Roundup: February 2015
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.
February 28, 2015
Women in the Civil Rights Movement
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.
February 13, 2015
January News Roundup
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.
January 29, 2015
Girl for Sale
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.
January 17, 2015
News Roundup December 2014
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.
December 31, 2014
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!
December 12, 2014
News Roundup November 2014
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!
November 28, 2014
Girls in Art: Sports Girls
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.
November 14, 2014
News Roundup October 2014
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.
October 31, 2014
Girls in the Museum
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!
October 11, 2014
September News Roundup
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!
September 25, 2014
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.
September 12, 2014
August News Roundup
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.
August 29, 2014
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?
August 18, 2014
News Roundup July 2014
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
July 28, 2014
Norse Mythology Girls
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.
July 17, 2014
June 2014 News Roundup
Our June News Roundup features many stories on progress in the fight to end violence against women, an update on the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and several Incredible Girls! stories from the U.S.
June 29, 2014
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.
June 15, 2014
May 2014 News Roundup
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.
May 30, 2014
Female Cave Artists and Ancient Girls
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.
May 21, 2014
April 2014 News Roundup
This episode is our April 2014 Girl News Round up, brought to you by Junior girl Tiffany. Lots of good and not-so-good things happening in the world for girls this month.
April 26, 2014
Welcome to our better-late-than-never second 'Girls in Art' podcast. Head Girl Ashley E Remer discusses the girls in Impressionist artist Renoir's paintings. Hope you enjoy.
April 19, 2014
March 2014 News Roundup
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.
March 27, 2014
Women’s History Month
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.
March 15, 2014
February 2014 News RoundUp
Thanks again for tuning in. This episode is our round up of girl news from around the world for February 2014. Your host is Junior GIrl Tiffany R. Hope it is enjoyable and enlightening.
February 28, 2014
Girl with the Pearl Earring
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.
February 12, 2014
January 2014 News RoundUp
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.
February 01, 2014
Girls in the Museum—Sub episode A
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.
January 30, 2014
What’s this all about?
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.
January 13, 2014