I am a Girl

I am a Girl is a collaborative, community project looking at how scholars and the general public define and identify as “girls”. We will provide reflections on ten years of working with girlhood, explore definitions of “girl” historically, discuss gender identity today and how “girl” can mean many things, and then invite the public to submit – in the form of blog posts – their stories on why they identify as “girl.” The project aims to showcase the varied definitions of girlhood and the fluidity of gender identity today, advocating for greater inclusion in the term “girl” while also providing space for scholarly and community discussion on gender identity.

Girl Activists

Girl activists have taken center stage in media and culture. From all corners of the world, girls are standing up for their rights, the rights of others, and the rights of planet Earth. These girls – all under the age of 21 – are leading the way in issues...

Exploring American Girlhood

Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures Who are the girls that helped build America? Conventional history books shed little light on the influence and impact of girls’ contributions to society and culture. This oversight is challenged by Girl Museum...

Displaced

The selected works explore the feeling of disconnection, of having to redefine and re-examine identity in light of new environments. Whether it is missing their country of birth, a longing for new surroundings, or a desire to connect to a sense of ‘home’, each artist sheds light on the attempt to find grounding in times of instability. While some speak to the ways in which perceptions of the female experience can differ depending on societal contexts and norms, all show how individual expression can act as a medium through which solace can be found.

More than Pretty

As humans, we are united by having bodies to travel through our lives and faces to communicate with others. However, we are individuals with different personalities, individual will, and choices about how to express that individuality.  We conform, we...

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