What a year! Truly it dragged and flew by all at once! (do I say this every year?)
I want to thank the team here at Girl Museum. We have had such a challenging couple of years, together and individually—starting families, raising, kids, juggling multiple jobs, caregiving, graduate school, and COVID. As these unusual times continue, we had adapted, freaked out, moved through it, hit the wall, started over, and kept going. Particularly I want to shout out Tiffany Isselhardt, our Program Developer. Her compassion and dedication keep Girl Museum going, for reals. Her December has been rough, including being within striking distance of the recent tornados in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I am so grateful for her perspective, her work, and her survival skills.
And as always, I am thankful for our community. Our wonderful patrons and donors are the lifeblood of this organization, you are the best!
We wish everyone a relaxing, safe, and happy holiday season and heads up for a brighter 2022.
Strength and hope,
I want to second Ashley’s words. After two years of limbo, I’m in awe of all that these women have accomplished, personally and professionally. International moves, births, marriages, major surgeries, home purchases, and innumerable tragedies, and yet these women have persevered. I’m in awe of the content they have produced in spite–and perhaps because of–everything.
I also want to say something about Tiffany. Despite the tornadoes, personal brushes with COVID, and other curveballs life has thrown at her, Tiffany has remained dedicated to Girl Museum. Moreover, she’s remained a loyal friend, who even in the midst of her own struggles, is always there for and deeply concerned about her friends. Girl Museum is better for having her a part of it, and I’m lucky to have her as a friend.