Court Amoureuse in the Defense of Women

  On Valentine’s Day of 1401, the French Court experienced what might be called the largest court ever assembled. But this was no ordinary court. Founded by King Charles VI and two of his dukes, this court was focused on honoring one thing: women and how they made men feel. It was the Court Amoureuse, or “Love Court”, and it sought to celebrate the feelings that courtly ladies inspired by encouraging poetry, song, and oratorical contests. In so doing, it hoped to restore the honorable, courteous, and chivalrous attitude towards ladies. The Court Amoureuse was based on a familiar model: the...

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Dead at 15: When Will It End?

Her name was Bailey Nicole Holt. She was 15, and going to school just like every other day. She was a happy young woman, working hard towards her dream of being a labor and delivery nurse. She was probably gathered with her friends in the commons, talking and getting ready for another day of classes. She might have been standing next to her boyfriend. She lived in Benton, Kentucky, a rural community of 4,500 people. A community that would be shaken to its core the morning of January 23, 2018, when one of their young high schoolers walked into school with a gun and randomly started shooting....

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New Year, New Senior Staff

A new year often brings change: for many, new resolutions or re-commiting to past pledges come with the start of a new year. Here at Girl Museum, as we’re entering our 9th year (!), we realized the need to add to our senior staff. As we continue our resolution to provide girls a space that documents, preserves, and presents their history and culture, we realized the need to grow. So for 2018, we committed to expand our senior staff. Girl Museum continues to be run by volunteers, and the Junior Girl intern program is integral to what we do. But with our continued ambitious program of...

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Happy Holidays from Girl Museum

Once again, the year is rapidly drawing to a close, and it’s a time of holiday celebration for many of us. Though many things have been dreary about the past 12 months, December is a time for reflection, peace, and very soon, a renewal of both the calendar and our hopes for the coming year. May you all have a joyous season, whatever your beliefs, and to paraphrase Desmond Tutu, every little bit of good can overwhelm the world. -Katie Weidmann Editor-in-Chief Girl Museum...

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Behind the Scenes with Girl Museum: Chloe Turner

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Girl Museum? What goes into making the online museum that you know and love? Well look no further, because our team at Girl Museum have kindly offered to give us an insight into their lives and what they do to make the Girl Museum world go around… Today’s interview is with our recently appointed Volunteer and Instagram manager – Chloe Turner! Congrats on the new role! How did you get involved with Girl Museum? I joined Girl Museum in August of 2015, terrifyingly two years ago – time flies! I had not long started my Museum Studies MA with the...

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Behind the Scenes at Girl Museum: Hillary Hanel

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Girl Museum? What goes into making the online museum that you know and love? Well look no further, because our team at Girl Museum have kindly offered to give us an insight into their lives and what they do to make the Girl Museum world go around… Behind the scenes with the Girls of Girl Museum continues with our Education Advisor Hillary Hanel! How did you first get involved with Girl Museum? As I was finishing my last year of my bachelors degree I wanted to get more experience in museums. I was going to school full time and working two...

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Behind the Scenes at Girl Museum: Katie Weidmann

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Girl Museum? What goes into making the online museum that you know and love? Well look no further, because the lovely ladies at Girl Museum have kindly agreed to be interviewed by yours truly. So let’s find out what makes the Girl Museum world go around… Next on our list of Girl Museum superstars is none other than our Social Media Manager Katie Weidmann! We caught up with Katie to learn a little more about her Girl Museum journey… How did you get involved with Girl Museum? What was it that drew you to the organisation? In late 2009 I was...

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Celebrate International Day of the Girl: Support Girl Museum

The earth is home to 1.1 billion girls. They form a generation of young women who will soon begin to take over and shape the future, acting as an integral force within their communities and the wider world. However, the importance of these girls is often overlooked, their value undermined, and they face unique and often daily challenges based purely on their sex. These challenges take form in the home, schools, and workplace – and they are challenges that threaten their mental, emotional, and often physical well being. It’s high time that girls are made a global priority, that their rights...

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Behind the Scenes at Girl Museum: Tiffany Rhoades

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Girl Museum? What goes into making the online museum that you know and love? Well look no further, because our team at Girl Museum have kindly offered to give us an insight into their lives and what they do to make the Girl Museum world go around… Next on our list it’s the formidable Tiffany Rhoades who has been our Program Developer for the past 4 years…   How did you first get involved with Girl Museum? What was it that made you want to be a part of Girl Museum? I got involved kind of on accident. I was in graduate school, looking...

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Behind the Scenes at Girl Museum: Ashley Remer

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Girl Museum? What goes into making the online museum you know and love? Well look no further, because our team at Girl Museum have kindly offered to give us an insight into their lives and what they do to make the Girl Museum world go around… So let’s start at the very beginning with the one and only Ashley E. Remer, our Head Hirl and Founder of Girl Museum…   Where did the idea for Girl Museum come from? Has Girl Museum become what you first intended or has it evolved from the original vision? Having always been a feminist and an...

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