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In this episode we are going to explore shopping addiction from a psychological lens. Specifically, how our addiction to fast fashion, the modern world, and gender all play major roles in how we interact with and consume fashion. TRIGGER WARNING: Before we dive into this podcast episode we want to give a quick trigger warning for the following topics: addiction, addictive behavior, and addictive substances. While this episode focuses on the complexities of shopping addictions, there will be other addiction related topics discussed. If any of these topics are at all triggering to you, please look after yourself and hold off from listening to this episode. --- Support this podcast:
In this episode, we will be looking at the new, different, and exciting range of teenage fashions in the 1950s and 1960s. This was a particularly exciting period for teenagers, as they began to break away from their parents’ generation to develop their own distinct style and interests. Vogue stated that there was a “Youthquake” in the sixties, due to the overwhelming popularity of revolutionary new styles and trends brought in by teenagers. But why did the concept of the teenager develop? What changes were happening in society that brought about these changes in fashion? What were the most iconic clothes and why were they so popular?  --- Support this podcast:
What do you know about the Greek myth of Pandora's box? In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first girl to be created. Her portrayal can tell us about how girls were viewed and treated in ancient Greek society. This podcast will explore Pandora's portrayal and her influence on girls in later popular culture, in order to understand why girls are so often taught to not be curious or ambitious.  --- Support this podcast:
Why are girls discouraged from being wild, free and playful when they grow up? Can we ever regain this wildness? This podcast looks at the Festival of Arkteia in Ancient Greece, in order to explore where this idea of purging wildness in girls comes from.  --- Support this podcast:
Honoring Nellie Bly

Honoring Nellie Bly


This month marks 100 years since the death of Nellie Bly. Remembered for her investigative journalism, most do not realize that Nellie was a *girl* when she began her remarkable career. We investigate. --- Support this podcast:
Girl Powered Holidays

Girl Powered Holidays


How have girls and women contributed to popular holiday traditions? We do a quick recap! --- Support this podcast:
Remembering Babi Yar

Remembering Babi Yar


Can we use the past to create a better world? We think so. As we begin to reflect on the past year, one anniversary stood out: 80 years since Babi Yar. This is their story. --- Support this podcast:
The Fox Sisters

The Fox Sisters


In a season of spooks, where are the girls? We dive into story of Katie and Maggie Fox, whose tragic lives sparked an international movement --- Support this podcast:
In this special episode for International Day of the Girl, Yuwen talks with Fabiana Romain, the LOG OFF movement’s podcast co-host and director of its Female Empowerment initiative. Learn about the beginnings of LOG OFF and Fabiana's insights into social media use during the pandemic and in light of recent news, such as the revelation of studies from Facebook showing that Instagram is harmful for teenage girls.  --- Support this podcast:
Ashley and Amber reflect on the famous painting of Dido Belle, an 18th century Black girl raised in Britain. What does her portrait tell us about her and the time she lived in? --- Support this podcast:
Do you know Virginia Dare? We know very little of the Roanoke Colony and its infamous infant, Virginia. Yet her story echoes themes in American history – perhaps even the history of European colonization as a whole – that we still debate today. While I recount her story in Exploring American Girlhood in 50 Historic Treasures, there was so much more I wanted to discuss. The self-made man, women’s roles, and non-English colonies are all themes in her story. --- Support this podcast:
What is girlhood? What does it mean to be a girl? Girl Museum's curatorial and education interns Asha and Yuwen talk about their experiences in preparing for the upcoming exhibition, I Am A Girl.  --- Support this podcast:
The tale of Mona Mahmudzidhad is a sad one of religious persecution, reminding us of the ongoing fight for girls rights - including the right to worship - in the modern world. --- Support this podcast:
Tiffany recounts historical and recent events in a call to action, to stop the war against Black girls. --- Support this podcast:
What traits make girls great? What make them unforgettable? What draws us to their stories? junior Girls Megan and Josie provide a glimpse into one type of girl that inspires us - magical girls. --- Support this podcast:
How old was Pocahontas? In Disney’s movie version, she’s a young unmarried woman - fully developed, falling in love with the adventurous hero John Smith, later marrying the wholesome John Rolfe. In her statue at Jamestown, she’s also depicted as a grown woman - perhaps youthful, but certainly past puberty. They both got it really, really wrong. Join Tiffany to explore Pocahontas's real story, as told in Exploring American Girlhood in 50 Historic Treasures, now available at your local bookstore or --- Support this podcast:
Our new exhibit 'More than Pretty: Girls and Body Decoration' is now live! Here we explore the history of body decoration the Ancient world and how girls who lived during this period would decorate themselves from the neck up.  --- Support this podcast:
First American Girls

First American Girls


Who do you think of when I say “First American Girls”? Is it the founding mothers like Abigail Adams and Martha Washington? They’re too old...and too far ahead in the American story. Is it the girls of Salem, Massachusetts, or the Pilgrim girls who came from England? Right age this time...but still a bit too late in the story. In fact, our story goes back thousands of years - to the first girls inhabiting the American continents. Back then, the land wasn’t called “America” - in fact, we don’t know what it was called other than, perhaps, a word meaning “home.” It is these journeys - these searches for home - that are the first topic addressed in the upcoming book, Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures. Co-authored by myself and our Head Girl, Ashley Remer, the book explores fifty artifacts and historic sites that reveal American history from an entirely new perspective...that of girls. Preorder on Amazon or --- Support this podcast:
Dr. Megan C. Rose talks with guests Kurebayashi and Rei about decora and gothic lolita fashion in Harajuku. From discussing the rise of these fashions as distinct Japanese social phenomena to building a cafe that appeals to decora and gothic lolita audiences, our guests provide unique insights into these subcultures and how girls participate within them. ----- Dr. Megan C. Rose is an Adjunct Associate Lectuerer in Sociology and Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her research explores the value of creativity, cute theory, critical femininities and inclusion. She is currently investigating the experiences of kawaii and gothic alternative communities in Japan, as well as marginalised groups in the Australian Higher Education system. Megan is currently developing a new portfolio of postdoctoral research that involves collaboration and co-authorship with stakeholders in kawaii and gothic alternative communities, as well as a study of feminist activism that uses kawaii imagery to mobilize political actors.  Haruka Kurebayashi is an internationally known model and mentor for Decora-chan girls via her blog, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Originally from Shizuoka prefecture, Kurebayashi launched her brand 90884 in 2013 and is a frequent model for fashion magazine KERA.  Rei Saionji is a Tokyo native and explorer of Japanese culture and tradition. She is the author of 2 Hours Drive from Tokyo. --- Support this podcast:
In today's episode, our junior girl Seav Lov recounts the fascinating stories of females goddesses present in Chinese mythology. --- Support this podcast:
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