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 Manager, Contemporary Art, Scarlett Evans!
How did you first get involved with Girl Museum?
About two and a half years ago I found an advert on the Leicester Jobs Desk website and figured I would give it a go!
What does a ‘normal’ day look like for you?
At the moment, a normal day includes waking up at around 7 for a very short yoga stretch, then I make breakfast and lunch for me and my sister before heading into my office to write articles about drug development and clinical trials (fun!) Then usually dinner/drinks with friends in the evening. Weekends generally revolve around seeing friends or catching up on any out of office work I need to do!
You say your passions are in Art and writing – who would you say you list as your inspirations within Art and Literature?
I hate to be clichéd, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t hold Frida Kahlo in very high regard. I am also a big fan of Quincey Jones who does some amazing collage works, and Ryan McGinley is one of my favourite photographers, though I have to say I think the reason Kahlo is so important to me (as she is for so many others) is because of her painting such beautiful things while going through physical and emotional pain, she’s just a very honest artist that I think will always move me.
In terms of books I really love Russian literature, particularly Nabokov. I think he writes so beautifully and he really seems to love language, so whenever I read his works it just instantly makes me want to sit down and play with language myself.
In addition to your Girl Museum duties, what other ventures are you currently pursuing?
I’ve just joined a friend’s book club blog which I need to start catching up on, and I’ve also started doing my own podcast with some friends just about current issues we’ve read about or find interesting.
Finally, do you have a favourite blog, exhibition, or podcast? If so what, and why?
I think I would say the Heroine’s Quilt because it allows for a really broad look at women throughout history, and lets the site’s members talk about women and girls that they admire either from a place of nostalgia or inspiration. There are so many amazing female figures from all over the world that I haven’t even heard of so I love scrolling through and reading about them all. I also love Horror Girls! I’m obsessed with reading about horror films because I’m always too afraid to watch them, and the Horror Girls series explores a different female role than the usual stereotypes so it’s great seeing them in this different capacity.
Stay tuned for our next interview with our next staffer, Associate Editor Sage Daugherty!
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