Hi there, my name is Megan and I am currently the Sites of Girlhood Intern here at the Girl Museum.
I am from the UK and am from a Jewish and British heritage. I study Anthropology in London and have been studying this subject for nearly 5 years now, Studying the world and the people around us, especially what makes a human being who they are is something that has always fascinated me and has inspired me to look more into my own heritage and pursue opportunities at cultural institutions such as the Girl Museum.
I am an avid reader, I will read just about anything I can get my hands on, usually a couple of books a week. I also have a passion for pop culture, especially TV and movies, one of my favourites being Jaws. One of my key skills is remembering useless dates and facts which I have been able to do since I was quite young. At university I have participated and helped run the feminism society and assisted in some of the first black history month events that took place at The Jewish Museum in London.
Since very young I have also been very sporty, I have played a variety of what could be considered male dominated sports such as cricket (there was no girls cricket team at my school) and full contact rugby as well as sports like volleyball and swimming.
As someone who loves everything culture and history related I am keen to work in museums in the future but have always wanted to pursue a career as a mortician (which I hope to do in later life) and am very interested in the death positivity movement (I know, a bit morbid!) and death activism more generally.
I am not good at choosing favourites, if the amount I read and the broadness of the subject I study proves anything it’s that I can be indecisive and keen to learn about as much as possible and not limit myself to loving just one thing or studying one aspect of the world. That being said, I would have to say my (current) favourite museum is The National Portrait Gallery in London. I love this museum because every time I go, I find new ways to interact with the exhibits, my favourite being trying to find portraits of people that resemble celebrities.
The biggest issue facing girls I know is the gender data gap. This gap in research between girls and boys, especially in a medical contexts, has impacted the lives of many girls I know in seeking diagnosis and being misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all for certain illnesses, the gap has affected their fiscal participation in society and has often made them feel limited by often generalizing research and other areas of life with he rather than she pronouns.
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