Happy Holidays

Whatever your beliefs, may you have a peaceful holiday season, and a joyous new year. Please spare a thought and a moment for those who live in need of food, shelter, clean water, or fear for their safety through war, prejudice, or persecution. We are all human, and are all deserving of respect. Every act of kindness, no matter how small, counts. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Thank you for all of your support in 2016. The Girl Museum...

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Awesome Girl Power Gifts

With the month of December upon us, it’s time to face the task of Christmas shopping. We know it can be a stressful time of year, what with trying to find the perfect presents, navigating the packed aisles and holiday rush. However, Girl Museum can help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier this year. We have lots of ideas to help you celebrate and inspire the awesome girls in your life. Check out our collections in our Zazzle boutique, and choose from a range of products and designs created by female artists from all over the world. Not only are they fab presents for the girls in...

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Make 2017 the Year of the Girl

By request, we’ve extended our Bonfire shirt fundraiser! There’s only 6 days left to get your limited edition Girl Museum shirt, so if you want a #girlpower holiday gift for someone, now is the time! Support the first – and only! – dedicated to girls and #girlpower! Together we can make 2017 the Year of the Girl....

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Inclusion, context and the learning curve

On 28 June 2016, 41 people were killed and hundreds wounded in a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. In mid July, there was an attempted coup in Turkey. Under the shadow of these events, I attended an international women’s museums conference in Istanbul in late October. It was a first-of-its-kind gathering and women from all over the world came to speak. We were quite excited, nervous and enthusiastic about what we could contribute. However, quickly we realized that understanding context was as important as creating outcomes. The conference concept was how...

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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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International Day of Charity

Charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding ‎among people.‎ September 5th is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, and in her honor of her work, was designated by the UN as the International Day of Charity. Around the world, people are suffering, be it through a lack of food, unclean water–or no water at all, poverty, lack of education, war, or oppression. Charity is the single greatest way to alleviate suffering, and the act of charity benefits both parties: a “happiness feedback loop” is created when you help others. There are...

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Gems of Girlhood: Review of Museum Hack’s Badass Bitches of the Met Tour

“Where my girls at?” It’s a question I ask at nearly every museum I visit. It’s also a driving force behind what we do at Girl Museum. Many museums fail at effectively representing female history. It’s why Girl Museum was created: to use existing collections, modern-day experiences, and international collaborations in order to find where the girls are and give them a space and voice all their own. We look for the stories that have been held on the sidelines: the incredible girls of the past and present who shaped the past and continue to inspire us. But we’re not the only ones dedicated to...

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Girl Museum at the first International Girl Studies Association conference!

We’re so excited that Girl Museum’s own Sarah Jackson (Communications Officer) and Katie Weidmann (Social Media Manager) will be presenting at the inaugural International Girl Studies Association conference! Held at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England from 7-9 April, we’ll be presenting on the final day. We’re thrilled to be a part, and looking forward to meeting all the amazing people working in the field of girl studies. We’re particularly excited to meet so many members of our advisory board, including keynote speakers Catherine Driscoll and...

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Girl Museum in Her Culture Magazine!

In February, Girl Museum was featured in HerCulture.org’s print magazine! Her Culture is an online platform dedicated to expressing women’s languages, traditions, customs, and cultures. It is an organization that invites women to share their knowledge about their world – a world composed of dancing, story telling, music, art, fashion, education, and so much more. Unfortunately, many women across the globe lack the true understanding and knowledge of what makes their cultures unique. In the February issue, I share why Girl Museum is important to girls and how all of us at Girl...

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Today is Digital Learning Day!

Increasingly the digital world is being used more and more as a tool for learning for people of all ages, particularly primary and secondary school aged children. My six year old cousin can use a tablet better than I can; he can code simple webpages and programs–where I am still learning the basic principles of coding itself. My cousin learnt his basic coding skills as part of an I.T. lesson at school using online digital learning sources including YouTube, Google and various coding websites. This type of learning is pertinent to Digital Learning Day 2016 as this campaign aims to provide...

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