Make a difference on World Refugee Day

Imagine making the decision to leave your home because a civil war has erupted in your country and it isn’t safe to stay. You are forced from your home and have to search for shelter in a different part of the world. You are met with financial, geographic and language barriers. You might get relocated to another country to start a new life in a safe, hopefully welcoming environment. You might stay in a nearby country in hopes of returning to your home one day. Or you might live in a refugee camp for a time. This is the new normal for millions of displaced people around the world. Today, June...

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Internships now available!

Though we’re always excited to have new Junior Girls (and Boys!) join our team, sometimes we need specific help. Whether you want an internship with Girl Museum, or just want to volunteer your skills and experience, we’d love to hear from you. At the moment, we’re seeking interns in the following areas: Fundraising & Grant Writing Girl News International Co-Editor Graphic Design Social Media Marketing WordPress Management Whether you’re interested in helping us grow our audience or expand our reach, write for Girl News International or here on our blog, or help us...

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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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