STEM Girls: Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison has been making history throughout her career. She was not only the first African-American woman to be an astronaut but she was also the first African-American woman to be sent into space. Mae’s interest in science began at an early age and it...

Science on TV: The Women of Bones

There are many shows on TV that show the power of science, particularly when it comes to solving crimes. None, in my opinion, do a better job than Bones. If you have never heard of the show, here’s a brief synopsis. Set in the Jeffersonian Institute in...

Clarissa Explains It All

When I was growing up, there were a lot of things that influenced the person I became. Family, friends, my teachers‚Äìand, to be honest, TV. Most of us can in some way relate to Homer Simpson‚Äôs assertion that TV is a ‚Äúfriend, mother… secret lover.‚Äù Well,...

Appearance before ability?

Type “women in sport” into Google and third in the list of related searches is for “hottest women in sport.” Too often, women in sport are judged not by their abilities and achievements, but by their appearance. BBC commentator John Inverdale was heavily...

Game of Thrones – Can the Girls play, too?

Last month Girl Museum celebrated the women who have inspired us in the Heroines Quilt project. In the world of fantasy, however, there are very few strong role models for young women: they can be a scantily-clad “Xena” warrior; a demure elvin princess; or, at...

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