Impact

As an entirely virtual museum, our impact is spread around the world. Primarily, we impact our visitors through providing a safe virtual space for education and discussion of girl culture in the past and present. We also manage social media channels and other projects dedicated to advancing girls’ rights today, sharing stories that celebrate girls and their contributions, and empower girls to become active in documenting, preserving, and sharing their history and culture. Finally, we provide an avenue for emerging scholars and activists to contribute to our cause while developing professional skills that will help them achieve their dreams and build a better world.

Girl Museum is fascinating, sweet, sad, amazing, and makes you wonder and think. THANK YOU to Ashley and everyone there for making this!

Willa

Writer, New Moon Girls

Two Tahitian women stand next to each other, one holding fruit with her breasts exposed on top of the fruit. The other holds flowers and only one of her breasts is exposed. The banner with #MeToo is across their breasts.

Original‚ Two Tahitian Women‚ 1899, Paul Gauguin, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In 2017, we had…

Visitors

Funds Raised (USD $)

Podcast Listeners

When I started as a marketing intern with Girl Museum in 2016, I didn’t really know what to expect and I kind of felt out of place. That feeling quickly went away as I began blogging regularly and contributing to exhibits and podcasts. I have learned so much about different points of history that I would have never known about, and about how to work remotely, among many other things. More than a year on, and I still love working with Girl Museum — I am surrounded by intelligent, funny, talented women from all over world who have become more than just colleagues, they have become friends. Girl Museum is making a difference, not only through historical preservation of the lives of girls worldwide, but through advocacy and outreach, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

Sage Daugherty

Associate Editor

Annual Reports

Want to see how we’ve grown? Check out our annual reports below. Previous years’ annual reports are available upon request.

Awards & Features
  • In 2017, our blog was selected as one of the Top 50 Museum Blogs on the web by a FeedSpot panelist.
  • We were featured in “Six Reasons to Visit Girl Museum,” published on Miss Heard Magazine‘s blog in March of 2016.
  • We were featured in the February 2016 issue of Her Culture, in the awesome feature, “Girl Museum: The Epitome of Curated Girl Power” by Danyelle Carter.
  • Our STEM Girls exhibit was featured in the Girls Action Foundation Member News.
  • On February 15, 2015, GoGirlGlobal featured our Surfer Girl exhibit on their blog.
  • In January 2014, we were named in the top ’30 Sites That Are Empowering Young Girls’ by FashionPlaytes.
  • Our Heirloom Project was featured in the Museum Education Monitor in September 2013.
  • In 2011, we were accepted into Google for NonProfits, a program that has been invaluable to our organization. Girl Museum was also a Flip Video Spotlight partner.
  • Check out Girl Museums’s iReport promoting our ‘Girl for Sale’ exhibition as a part of the CNN’s Freedom Project.
  • Our Hina Matsuri exhibition was featured in the Museum Education Monitor in August 2010. A big thank you to the Asia New Zealand Foundation for their assistance with the ‘Hina Matsuri/Girls’ Day’ exhibition. Also to the New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme for their generous grant towards the exhibition as well. Read more about Ashley’s research in Japan.
  • Sarah M. Grimes wrote about us on her blog Gamine Expedition (February 8th, 2010).

How have we impacted you? Tell us in the comments below.

4 Comments

  1. Annamaria Nizi

    In a world where women’s and girls’ empowerment are still disappointingly low, Girl Museum acts like a beacon of hope. It fosters gender equality, progress and education. Thanks Girl Museum!

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  2. Brittany Wade

    Girl Museum has changed my life because it forced me to focus my attention, not towards women and their issues, but to young girls and theirs. It helped me to realize that we could help the disparity among adults and gender by starting from the beginning, by first helping the kids! Girl Museum is an inspiring resource that helps girls AND boys understand that there are more ways through life than just doing things the way they’ve always been done.

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  3. Tiffany Rhoades

    I loved history since my youth, traveling old plantations with my family. Yet, I never felt “connected” to history: the only distinct moment where I ever felt that the history I saw represented me was during a ghost story at Colonial Williamsburg. Nowhere else did I find the stories of young girls like me, and thus I grew up loving history but never knowing how I could contribute to the ‘old white guy’ tales. In 2013, I found and began volunteering with Girl Museum. My service ignited a passion for changing the dominant ‘old white guy’ narrative into one of diversity, inclusion, and representation that reflected ALL audiences – especially youth. I know that by better connecting with young girls like me, who love history but never see themselves in it, we will inspire a new generation of preservationists, advocates, and activists.

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  4. Claire Rochet

    Joining the Girl Museum definitely changed my life and still inspires me. Not only it opened my eyes on the world as well as the challenges and marvels that girls can encounter, in their day to day life, but more importantly, it allowed me to dare taking a more active place in society and express my voice loudly and proudly, which as a woman, is not something always acquired unfortunately. This is why a place like the Girl Museum – that embraces and validates all the diversity and complexity that makes girlhood – is so important!

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