Our GirlSpeak series present a wide variety of collaborations, community-produced exhibitions, multimedia, and virtual projects that enable you help us celebrate girlhood. Each project documents a unique aspect of girlhood, from celebrating our heroines and family history to reflecting on the ways that girls impact and are impacted by society. We also produce multimedia projects, such as our GirlSpeak podcast series and upcoming film series, that explore art, history, and contemporary culture as interpreted by girls today.
Girls of Significance | Kōhine tāpua
Kiwi Chicks: New Zealand Girl History | Ngā Kōhine Kiwi: He Hītori Taitamāhine o Aotearoa has been revived for the 125th Anniversary of suffrage in New Zealand. As part of the commemorations, we are again partnering with National Services Te Paerangi at the Te Papa Tongarewa/ National Museum of New Zealand for the Girls of Significance | Kōhine tāpua, calling for contributions from the community, museums, archives, schools and libraries that celebrate those who have created positive social change for women and New Zealand with a girl-hood lens.
Want to contribute? Learn more here.
Every even year, we celebrate the women who have made a difference in our lives by featuring their stories in our Heroines Quilt. Since 2012, these quilts have documented the wide variety of role models that girls consider their heroines—from famous actresses and historical figures to the mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends who positively impact their lives.
Want to submit your heroine to our next quilt? Send her picture and a 250-400 word narrative about why she is your heroine to firstname.lastname@example.org
GirlSpeak is a monthly podcast about girls’ history, art, and culture. We explore topics like how girls are represented in art and museums, mythological stories and folktales, our favorite stories about awesome girls, and special topics related to our exhibitions and programs.
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The following projects were produced with specific girl communities and our partners, in order to shine light on contemporary social issues and girls’ experiences in the world. Each documents a unique part of girlhood – from family history to reflections on passions, hobbies, and experiences. They are open to submissions year-round.
Click on each icon to visit the project and learn how to submit.