The Yearly Photograph Your Mum Makes You Get

The first thing you see is her smile. The girl in black and white looks out the frame to you. The photo seems familiar to me; the pose of the children is timeless. We still pose like that now. But this photo is over 100 years old, yet it is still familiar. I am from...

Alternative Girl: Explore your identity

This is the final blog post in this special interview series, within which Megan Sormus (Northumbria University) talked to Girl Museum about Riot Grrrl and her own ideas about girlhood. Passionate about music and music scenes herself, Megan talks about the...

Alternative Girl: I wanna be a Riot Grrrl!

The second in a series of blogs on Riot Grrrl, our interviewee Megan Sormus (a Ph.D. researcher at Northumbria University) talked to Girl Museum about alternative girl identities, considered and expressed through the Riot Grrrl scene. Check out our previous blog,...

Alternative Girl: Introducing Riot Grrrls

This is the first of a series of blogs on the alternative girlhood identities offered by Riot Grrrl zines and activities. A sneak peek into our upcoming 2017 exhibition, Alternative Girl, this blog series includes extracts from an interview with Megan Sormus, a Ph.D....

Being a Good Girl

Recently a lot of articles have cropped up on my news feed centred on the ‘accepted’ behaviours of girls and woman across societies and around the world. One particular article by the BBC, ‘What...

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