Catalina’s Map of New York

Catalina Juliana Mason, Map Sampler, 1837-1847, National Museum of American History. Stitched with multicolored silk thread on a wool ground fabric, this sampler shows a map of New York. It was made by Catalina Juliana Mason, a teenage girl from Puerto Rico who...

It’s OK to break

Sometimes it feels as if I live in two different worlds; one where mental illness is stigmatised and hidden away from the world, where no one wants to admit their imperfections and struggles, and another where burnout, depression and anxiety are almost seen as a badge...

Time to Breathe

Katie reflects on the past few years and how Girl Museum will be taking time to breathe over the coming months.

Meet Our Interns: Emily Wells

Hello! My name is Emily Wells and I currently live in Williamsburg, Virginia. I am working towards a doctorate in History at William & Mary and am writing a dissertation on girlhood in the American South between the Revolution and the Civil War. As a result, I...

Girls of the Met: Young Woman Peeling Apples

“Young Woman Peeling Apples” by Nicolaes Maes, ca. 1655, Dutch. On view in Gallery 964 at time of writing. Girls of the Met is a column that looks at how the Metropolitan Museum of Art is representing girls in their collections, using items that are...

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