IMD 2018: Hyperconnected Museums

May 18, 2018

Join Lexi and Tiffany to discuss what 'hyperconnected museums' are and how you can foster greater well-being in museums and your life! A celebration for International Museums Day 2018.

Female Troubadours

March 20, 2018

In celebration of our Heroines Quilt V: From Dark to Light exhibition, Tiffany explores the lives and works of female troubadours - known as trobairitz - during the 11th and 12th centuries. These incredible female poets and singers explored themes that resonate with us today, and provided one of the few examples of true female power and advocacy during the Medieval period.

Our podcast features "A chantar m'er de so qu'eu no volria", a 12th century Occitan language song by Comtessa de Dia. It is the only surviving music by a woman troubadour.

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Girls in the Slave Trade

February 20, 2018

Elizabeth Boyle takes us on an exploration of girls' experiences during the Atlantic Slave Trade, showing us why we know so little and yet how much we can discover from what we do know. 

Girls of Science Fiction

January 20, 2018

It's the 100th anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"! Join us to discover her story and the stories of other young women who became science fiction legends, including Madeleine L'Engle, Octavia E. Butler, and Margaret Atwood.

Researched and written by Junior Girl Tracy Phillips.
Recorded by Tiffany Rhoades.

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Young Girl Artists

December 14, 2017

At Girl Museum, we have made a commitment to celebrating young girls - in both the past and the present. This means that we usually celebrate historical and social topics, but today we'd like to turn to something that museums are traditionally known for: art. There are so many young girls and women who are using art to make an impact on the world. With the advent of social media, many of these girls have taken to platforms like Instagram and Tumblr to share, celebrate, and utilize their work for social change. In this episode, we explore the works of five incredible girl artists, and take a look at our latest exhibition, Breathing Lessons by darlene anita scott.

Join us to discover the works of Kathrin Honesta (@kathrinhonestaa), Pranita Kochareka (@pranitart), Desiree De Leon (@dcossyle), Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (@tlynnfaz), and Aprill Hogue (@littlemsaprill) and get a sneak peek into one of our favorites works from Breathing Lessons.

Girls in the Russian Revolution

November 15, 2017

This year marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution of 1917. A lot has happened since the years leading up to the Russian Revolution, and girls have been there through every change along the way.  Join our Educator Advisor, Hillary Hanel, to explore the girlhood experiences of Zoya Smirnova, Nelly Ptashkina, and Regina Pachter.

Girls in Museums 2017

October 14, 2017

Happy belated International Day of the Girl Child! This holiday, celebrated every year on October 11, focuses on galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for girls to show leadership and reach their full potential. Around the world, groups came together to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance the rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

Here at Girl Museum headquarters, we have long used International Day of the Girl to highlight an issue that many of us find integral to advancing girls’ rights: how girls are represented in museums. Throughout the years, we’ve found that some museums get it right - and others get it painfully wrong. For too long, girls have been the silent subjects of artworks - shown throughout museums yet never present in their own right. Their stories have been sidelined by technical art history or discussions of how the artists portraying them impacted history. Including girls’ voices - not just as subjects of museum displays, but as active agents and storytellers - is integral to ensuring that this key part of our history is represented, understood, and used to advocate for a better world.

So, today, our podcast will feature many of our Junior Girls and staff, who have visited museums around the world in order to take an in-depth look at how girls are represented in museums. In so doing, we hope to encourage museums - and their audiences - to reexamine the girls in their collections, so that girls and their stories - the good and the bad, the triumphant and the tragic - can finally take their rightful place in our heritage.

Museums we review include:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Seneca Falls Women's Rights National Historic Park
Kentucky Museum at WKU
Abbey House Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood

Presented by Devon Allen, Sage Daughtery, Ashley Remer, Tiffany Rhoades, and Chloe Turner.


#DayoftheGirl #IDG2017

Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 2

September 20, 2017

Devon explores the complex world of female deities in Egyptian mythology.  In Part 2, discover Ma’at, Mut, Nephthys and Taweret.

Classical Girls’ Bodies

August 15, 2017

How did the Classical world view the female body? Join Lucy Bickley to explore the philosophical and real world examples of how girls and women could - or could not - control their bodies, and how this led to their status in Classical society.

Researched, written, and recorded by Lucy Bickley. Featured in our exhibition, Classical Girls, launching September 2017.

Leesburg Stockade Girls

July 22, 2017

Do you know the tale of the "stolen girls" of the Civil Rights Movement? Join Emily Chandler to explore the story of the Leesburg Stockade, an event in the history of the African-American civil rights movement in which a group of girls, aged eleven to fifteen, were abducted by the police and unlawfully imprisoned in a condemned stockade for taking part in a peaceful protest. The girls were subjected to inhumane conditions and unable to contact their families for rescue. Yet their courage and tenacity helped them to navigate this life-changing experience. Many of the stolen girls, still alive today, are dedicated to making the world a better and fairer place for African-American people.

Researched, written, and recorded by Emily Chandler.

Greek Mythology

June 30, 2017

Discover three of the most powerful figures in Greek mythology: Medusa, Hera, and Themis.  All three wielded considerable power over the gods and told by the myths they left behind.

Researched, written, and recorded by Junior Girl Devon Allen.

Ching Shih: Fiercest Pirate on the Seven Seas

June 15, 2017

Think Anne Bonny, Mary Reed, Grace O'Malley were awesome? Wait until you hear about Ching Shih, the female Chinese pirate who rose from the lowliest class to become the fiercest (and most successful) pirate ever. This is her story.

Researched, written, and recorded by Emily Chandler.

Girls in Ancient China: Shang & Zhou

May 27, 2017

What was life like for a girl in Ancient China? Join Devon Allen to explore girls' lives during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, which reigned from 1675 to 256 BCE.

Against the Odds: Mary Reibey

May 15, 2017

From convict to business mogul, uncover the life and times of Mary Haydock Reibey, a Lancashire girl who, in 1791, was arrested for stealing a horse and sent to a penal colony in Australia. Against the odds, this tough and intelligent teenager not only survived two squalid and violent English prisons and the dangerous sea voyage to Australia, but rose to become one of Australia’s first entrepreneurs.

Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 1

April 30, 2017

Devon explores the complex world of female deities in Egyptian mythology.  In Part 1, discover Sekhmet, Isis, Hathor and Wadjet.

Ancient Girls of Assyria and Babylon

April 15, 2017

What was life like for a girl in ancient Mesopotamia? Journey with us to discover the lives of girls during the Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian periods in celebration of our latest exhibition, Ancient Girls.

Memoirs of Girlhood

March 31, 2017

What can memoirs tell us about girlhood? Find out in this in-depth look at the lives of a girl in Nazi Germany, Hollywood, and Pentacostal Christiantiy.

Researched and written by Emily Chandler, Junior Girl.

IWD 2017 and #5WomenArtists

March 11, 2017

Tiffany explores the history of International Women's Day, what you can do to celebrate, and how Girl Museum participates with the #5WomenArtists campaign.

Women in Music

February 28, 2017

Who said, "I hate silence, when it is time to speak"?  The answer awaits in our latest podcast, which delves into the lives of six incredible women in music history.  These women didn't just make awesome music - they proved that women could do anything and left a lasting influence on our musical heritage.  #ShePersisted barely scratches the surface when talking about these women!

Girls and Bollywood

February 15, 2017

Emily Chandler explores how women and girls are represented in Bollywood musicals.  She also talks with girls who are part of the Indian diaspora, shedding light on how Bollywood influences real life girls and women.

Girls in Astronomy

January 30, 2017

Chelsea and Tiffany take an in depth look at six women who greatly impacted the fields of astronomy and space exploration.  Join them to discover how women paved the way for some of the greatest discoveries and achievements of the twentieth century.

Jacqueline Wilson

January 14, 2017

Join us to explore the life and works of children's author Jacqueline Wilson, as told by one of her biggest fans - Junior Girl Emily Chandler!

News Roundup: December 2016

December 31, 2016

It's our last news roundup podcast ever!  Tune in for exciting announcements on where girl news is going, and a roundup of the latest stories on girls from around the world.

Sneak Peek of 52

December 15, 2016

It's sneak peek time!  Discover three amazing stories upcoming in our first exhibition of 2017 - 52.  52 explores fifty-two objects from museum collections that showcase unique stories about what it has meant - and still means - to be a girl.  

News Roundup - November 2016

November 27, 2016

Tiffany rounds up the latest girl news from around the globe, including:

- What the US elections mean for women;
- New campaigns to combat gender-based violence;
- First steps for female senators, CoverGirls, and others;
- New inventions that could radic

Tales of Warrior Women

November 12, 2016

Join Sarah Raine to discover the tales of Warrior Women from history, myth, and religion as we celebrate the launch of our latest exhibit, Warrior Princess.  Sarah also discusses the importance of storytelling, and how these stories influence girls today.

News Roundup - October 2016

October 30, 2016

Join us for the latest girl-related news from around the world, including a special announcement about our latest fundraiser and how you can get these limited edition Girl Power shirts!

IDG 2016: Girls in Museums

October 10, 2016

Join our Junior Girls to explore how girls are represented in museums across Europe and the United States, in celebration of International Day of the Girl 2016.  Museums reviewed include the Confluence Museum, Hands on History in Hull, The British Museum, Georgian House in Edinburgh, Museo Picasso, the Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

News Roundup for September 2016

September 30, 2016

Join us as we round up the latest girl-related news for the month of September. Stories include updates on #BringBackOurGirls, new legislation on women's rights, details on the rise of acid attacks against young girls, the Kung Fu nuns, and many incredible girls making strides in STEM and various competitions.

Gazed and Confused: Five Awesome Female Artists

September 16, 2016

Celebrate the launch of our latest exhibit, Gazed and Confused, with a special look at the stories behind five of the most influential and ground-breaking female artists of all time.  Join us to discover the stories of Guan Daosheng, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur.

August 2016 News Roundup

August 30, 2016
We round up the latest girl-related news for the month of August, including:
- firsts for women at the 2016 Olympics;
- updates on child marriage laws and incidents;
- discussions of the Burkini Ban in France; and
- incredible girls impacting their communities.

Warrior Princesses in Pop Culture

August 15, 2016

What do Cleopatra, Sailor Moon, Eowyn, Buffy, and Wonder Woman have in common? Find out as we explore the lives and legacies of these incredible pop culture heroines...and give you a sneak peek at our final exhibition for 2016!

News Roundup - July 2016

July 31, 2016

Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl news from around the globe.  This month, many major legal reforms have positively impacted girls and girls' rights in the US, UK, Gambia, and Tanzania.  Additionally, new programs continue to advance girls' welfare  in Morocco, and we cover the outcry over the recent murder of young Qandeel Baloch in Pakistan.


July 10, 2016

Journey with us to World War II to discover the lives - and heartbreak - of the Kindertransport.  Full script included below.

June 2016 News Roundup

June 28, 2016

Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the globe.  Discussions on the United State of Women, Education Cannot Wait fund, a new female artist at the Met, ISIS's ongoing genocide, FGM, child marriage, and several amazing protests in support of women and girls.  See below for full show notes.

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Incredible Queens 3: Ancient Queens

June 15, 2016
Uncover the ancient secrets of three incredible queens: Amanirenas, queen of the Kush who led a successfull rebellion against the Romans in Egypt; Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, whose fascination with snakes would drive the course of history; and Hatshepsut, the longest-reigning female pharoah of Ancient Egypt, whose success was so great that she remains throughout Egypt despite attempts to erase her from the historical record...and whose accomplishments were so prolific that every major museum in the world has something she built.

News Roundup for May 2016

May 29, 2016

We're rounding up the latest girl-related news for the month of May, including an awesome new contest from our friends at Global Girl Media!  Learn the violence, progress, and incredible things affecting girls around the world and how you can help.

#IMD2016 Cultural Landscapes of Girlhood

May 15, 2016

Celebrate International Museums Day 2016 with us as we journey around the world to uncover the cultural landscapes of girlhood.  

What sites speak to the stories of girls throughout time?  What memorials do we pass by every day without realizing their voices are calling out to us?  

 Join us as we discover their stories - and invite you to help us discover more.

News Roundup for April 2016

April 29, 2016

Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the globe, including several incredible girls making waves in journalism and business!

Punk Girls

April 21, 2016

Helena Wallace explores how the punk movement challenged society, changing the experience in music, culture, and art for an entire generation of girls.

March 2016 News Roundup

April 1, 2016

March was an INCREDIBLE month for girls around the world!  Discover all the great legislative strides, new programs, and incredible girls who made this year's Women's History Month awesome.

Girls in World War II (Axis)

March 11, 2016

How were the lives of German, Italian, and Japanese girls affected by World War II?  

What new opportunities - and threats - became part of their everyday existence? 
And what was life like for the most persecuted girls - the Jews?   

Join Mary Horrell to discover the stories of girls on the Axis side of World War II.

Girls in World War II (Allied)

March 4, 2016

How were the lives of British, American, French, and Soviet girls affected by World War II?  

What new opportunities - and threats - became part of their everyday existence?  
 Join Mary Horrell on a journey through the lives of girls on the Allied side of the war.

February 2016 News Roundup

February 28, 2016

Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the globe for the month of February.  Learn about the gains and losses for girls, as well as hashtag movements that you can become involved in to advance women's and girls' rights.

Girls in Revolutions

February 12, 2016

Erin Sykes takes us on a celebration of women who have, throughout history, taken part in what might be termed revolution -- any social or political action to bring about change.  She journeys through 16 stories of revolutionaries who have brought about positive change through their accomplishments.  Explore the lives of:

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Nadezhda Krupskaya
  • Margaret Sanger
  • Golda Meir
  • Rosa Parks
  • Lakshmi Sagal
  • Sophie Scholl
  • Vilma Espin
  • Corazon Aquino
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Efua Dorkenoo
  • Chimamanda Negozi Adichie
  • Malala Yousafzai

January 2016 Girl News

January 30, 2016
The latest global development concerning girls, including:
-- New reports on girls health & wellness;
-- Laws that will benefit girls in the US & Zimbabwe;
-- Winds for girls, including new apps + comics; and
-- The incredible girls of January, including record-breaking rock climbers, inventors, and change-makers who are proving that girls are the key to a better, brighter future.
Also a special reading of "Dear future me" by Nirosha Balakumar for Because I am a Girl blog.

A Brief History of Girls

January 15, 2016

In celebration of our 50th episode, we look at how girls and girlhood have evolved through history -- from our prehistoric roots to modern-day movements.

December 2015 News Roundup

December 31, 2015

A short news roundup to end 2015 -- with lots of positive news for girls around the world!

Incredible Queens: A Tale of Three Matildas

December 11, 2015

We continue our look at incredible queens with three queens all named Matilda -- and all related to one another!  Join us as we explore the lives of Matilda of Flanders, Matilda of Boulogne, and the Empress Matilda.

News Roundup November 2015

November 29, 2015

Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news, including lots of great advancements for girls rights, hashtag campaigns, and her own opinions on the terrorist attacks of November and how they relate to girls and women.