Girl Museum launches Bonfire campaign!

We’ve launched our first ever shirt fundraiser! All proceeds benefit Girl Museum, and in return, you get an awesome #girlpower shirt! We’ve sold 11 in the first 24 hours, so let’s keep the momentum going! Get your “More than Sugar & Spice” shirt...

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Last Day for Tax Deductions!

With 2016 looming over us, today is the last day to make charitable contributions in the 2015 financial year. Any donation to Girl Museum is tax deductible, as we are a fully registered 501(c)3 United States non-profit. Girl Museum is staffed solely by an amazing group of volunteers and our incredible Junior Girl interns. Our operations budget, special events budget, acquisitions budget, exhibtions budget, conference travel budget, and any other budget you can think of comes from donations. To say we run off a shoestring budget would be understating matters a bit! So please, consider making...

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Top 5 Reasons to Fund Girl Museum

  1. Girl Museum provides a space within which identity and girlhood can be explored through both curated exhibitions and interactive activities that support personal analysis and discovery.       2. Girl Museum provides an archive of information on girlhood, which both demonstrates that girlhood is a formative and personal period of experience and preserves the history and activities of girls for all those that follow on after us.       3. Girl Museum helps bring together different, individual experiences to build a common identity and a community within...

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International Volunteer Day: Saturday December 5th, 2015

December 5th is International Volunteer day, a day set aside to by the United Nations (UN) to celebrate and commemorate the work of selfless volunteers and volunteer organisations across the globe. Individuals, communities, and organisations are encouraged to promote their contributions at local, national, and international levels. Here at Girl Museum we rely solely on financial donations and the hard work and fantastic contributions of volunteers to keep us going. Why not mark this year’s #VolunteerDay by making a contribution, no matter how big or small, to Girl Museum! 1. Follow, like,...

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9-Year-Old is Building Personal Homeless Shelters!

Hailey Fort has been helping the homeless for the past four years. And she’s only 9 years old. When Hailey was 5, she spotted a homeless man in her town and asked her mother if she could help him. Hailey and her mother soon befriended a number of homeless people in their community of Kitsap County, Washington. Knowing the struggles that the homeless face during adverse weather (such as the cold Washington winters), Hailey set out to help. Now, she builds mobile shelters for the homeless. Hailey even met with city officials to ensure that she placed the shelters in the right location....

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More than just a museum and blog

Girl Museum is more than just an online museum and blog: we have a variety of online portals for education, inspiration, and involvement. Be sure to check out our Twitter page for fascinating links about girlhood, and visit our Pinterest boards for all things girl-related. You can find us celebrating girlhood on Tumblr, and you can watch our exhibition videos on YouTube. If you’ve been a victim of sexual violence, you can submit a post to our PostViolence project, where we’ll make sure to maintain your privacy and anonymity. We also encourage girls to submit to our Girls Book...

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PostViolence

Sexual violence is everywhere and affects everyone, irrespective of gender, background, class, or education. One reason this terrible cycle is so hard to break is because it is often shrouded in silence and invisibility. PostViolence is an online space to discuss, encourage, and celebrate the capability of victims of sexual violence to get out of and heal from this terribly common cycle of violence. PostViolence aims to offer a safe, creative, and educational space for people to express their experiences, encouraging healing, recognition, and realization. Taking the lead from PostSecret,...

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#WhoAmIJustGuess: Is this what Surfer Girls do?

Roxy Pro Biarritz 2013 Official Teaser Roxy’s new ad for their upcoming Roxy Pro 2013 women’s world surfing championship in Biarritz, France, has left me not only baffled, but also slightly enraged. The entire video centers on a mysterious pro surfer waking up, getting ready for the day, and heading to the beach. All while very skimpily clad. Not once does this mystery girl surf. She paddles out into the water, but I never actually see her surfing. So…what is Roxy actually having a competition for if the women are only there to model swimsuits that seem a size too small?...

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Girlhood in New Zealand

Kiwi Chicks: New Zealand Girl History/Ngā Kōhine Kiwi: He Hitori Taitamāhine o Aotearoais a collections-driven exhibition project that explores girlhood in New Zealand during the 18th-20th centuries, and is co-produced by Girl Museum and National Services Te Paerangi. In order to preserve NZ girl culture, this project aims to identify “girlhood” objects in New Zealand museums, libraries, archives, schools, historical societies, and art galleries, then create an exciting exhibition that informs and inspires girls of today with the stories, achievements, and struggles of...

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Share your family heirlooms with Girl Museum

Do you have a really cool antique ring from your great-grandmother that you want to know more about? Or perhaps you’ve always wondered what your aunt was smiling about in an old photograph. Well, Girl Museum, in partnership with Chick History, would like to know, too. Set to launch at the end of the year, Heirloom: A Family History Project is a participatory exhibition that gives girls a chance to learn about their own families and family histories through interviews and researching old photographs, artifacts, and heirlooms. By submitting their findings to Girl Museum,  their stories...

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