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Girls of the Met: Young Woman Peeling Apples

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 publicly on view,...

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Girls of the Met: Young Girl Bathing

Girls of the Met: Young Girl Bathing

“Young Girl Bathing” by Auguste Renoir, 1892. On view in Gallery 961 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 publicly on view, and how we can...

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Girls of the Met: Stele Girl

Girls of the Met: Stele Girl

Marble stele of a little girl, ca. 450-440 BC, Greece. On view in Gallery 156 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 publicly on view, and how...

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More for International Women’s Day 

More for International Women’s Day 

International Women’s Day is not a date I’m usually aware of. This is not because I don’t care to celebrate the women in my life, or even take a moment to mark my own achievements, but because in my experience nothing has ever seemed to change on this day. I’ve never...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Jacqueline Wilson

Heroines Quilt VII: Jacqueline Wilson

My love for reading started when I was in primary school, with most books I read being written by Jacqueline Wilson, my favourites including The Story of Tracy Beaker and The Bed and Breakfast Star. As a child, many of my favourites stories saw the main child...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Yoko Tsuno

Heroines Quilt VII: Yoko Tsuno

Reading has always been an escape and I have been an avid reader since I learnt my letters. Reflecting on my childhood, one female character stands out: Yoko Tsuno. Yoko is a female electrical engineer of Japanese origin living in Belgium. With her two male best...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Eowyn

Heroines Quilt VII: Eowyn

I’ve loved the Lord of The Rings movies and books ever since I was young, but it’s a series that doesn’t contain a lot of female characters, which always frustrated me. I loved fantasy stories, and I knew that girls could be just as exciting and powerful heroes as...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Natalie Portman

Heroines Quilt VII: Natalie Portman

My childhood heroine is Natalie Portman. Growing up, she really stood out to me as a heroine because of the pursuance of her education. She already had fame due to her role as Princess Amidala in Star Wars, but still strove to complete her degree in psychology from...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Tiffany Aching

Heroines Quilt VII: Tiffany Aching

As children my sister and I would borrow as many books as we could from the library at a time – most of them already read by the time we arrived home. One of these beloved library reads introduced me to the brilliant Tiffany Aching.  Tiffany is the heroine of Sir...

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Heroines Quilt VII: Daiane dos Santos

Heroines Quilt VII: Daiane dos Santos

The year was 2007. I was dancing around the living room and trying to do (very dangerous) tricks on the couch. The Pan-American Games were playing on TV. And a girl dressed in Brazil’s national colors was competing in gymnastics. Daiane dos Santos, at the time 24...

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