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Explore the art, history, and culture of girlhood around the world. Our monthly journeys include conversations and interviews about Girl Museum's exhibitions, projects and more on the topics of art, history, material culture, and social issues that center girls' points of view.

Episodes are narrated by members of Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girlhood. Hosted by Ashley E. Remer and other members of the Girl Museum team. Our music is by Chan A-V. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
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This month, Nat Urban hosts our June podcast to celebrate Pride and Trans Girls. Check out Nat's exhibition at Girl Museum, Queerness and Girlhood: The Interviews. Thanks for listening. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
To commemorate International Museum Day 2024, Girl Museum founder and Head Girl Ashley E. Remer and Education Advisor Hillary Hanel, have a conversation about this year's theme ‘Museums for Education and Research’. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
To celebrate Girl Museum's 15th birthday, in this episode, founder and Head Girl Ashley E. Remer and Resident Scholar Elizabeth Dillenberg talk about the first fifteen years of Girl Museum. Check out Girl Museum for what's on now. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Ever thought about being your own creator? In this episode Junior Girl and researcher Nat Urban explores the exhibition they curated Queerness & Girlhood: The Interviews. Using the interviews from the exhibition, Urban does a deep dive into the themes and topics of gender, girlhood and queerness and creating your own identity. Check out the full exhibition, which includes full interview audio and transcripts. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
In this episode, Girl Museum resident scholar Elizabeth Dillenberg discusses American poet Phillis Wheatley in honor of Black History Month as well as to introduce the new ⁠Girl Museum⁠ exhibition for March Heroines of the American Revolution and actor Sarah Sulewski reads Wheatley’s ‘To the Right Honorable William Earl of Dartmouth’. Poem: To the Right Honorable William Earl of Dartmouth Actor details: Sarah Sulewski is currently a second-year MFA Acting student at the University of Florida. She is originally from the sunny state of California, and she identifies as a Queer, Black, multi-hyphenate artist who believes in the power of art to change the world. Since attending UF, she has starred in five on-campus productions: Yemaya's Belly, Blood at the Root, The Solo Performance Festival, La Mar, and the musical The Prom. She is currently in rehearsals for her sixth UF production, The Pliant Girls, a feminist retelling of Aeschylus' The Suppliants. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Girlhood is a Spectrum

Girlhood is a Spectrum

2024-01-0928:19

Thanks for joining us for our first podcast of 2024. In this episode, Ashley and Glafira read their favorite pieces from the new ⁠Girl Museum⁠ exhibition ⁠Girlhood is a Spectrum⁠. This community-created show celebrates the versatility of girlhood through the language of poetry, prose, and images. Feel free to let us know your favorites too! Content note: there are strong themes and a few words some might take offense to in these creative works. Listen accordingly. Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
It is the International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) on October 11. This year's theme is ‘Invest in Girls' Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being’. Head Girl Ashley E. Remer discusses her views and how museums can be more active in commemorating this important day. Learn about the International Day of the Girl and consider how you will ask more from your local museums to collect and showcase girls’ stories. Send in a voice message. Support this podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Judith Mittelberger of Frauen Museum (Women's Museum Merano) joins Ashley to discuss their work in preserving and interpreting fashion of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, especially for teenaged girls. Judith and Ashley dive deep into a recent museum workshop for teenage girls called "Can I really wear what I want?" that invited participants to discuss women's fashion as a tool for oppression and revolution by looking first-hand at historical costumes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Trans across Time

Trans across Time

2023-06-2118:09

In honor of Pride 2023, Tiffany looks at three potential examples of transgender individuals in history that demonstrate the complexities of studying gender and the importance of recognizing LGBTQ histories. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
What does it mean to look at art with a female gaze? What is the role of women in art today, especially protest art? Join special guest Georgia Beeston, co-founder of Bosla Arts, who discusses these questions with Contemporary Art Curator Scarlett Evans. Bosla Arts is a new platform to support and demonstrate the work of artists worldwide facing persecution and confronting oppressive forces. They publish artistic catalogs and The Art Persists Podcast, while also sponsoring an Artist Residency focused on providing at-risk artists with temporary relief and the opportunity to develop their practice within London’s vibrant creative community. Learn more at boslaarts.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Child Photographers

Child Photographers

2023-04-2126:49

In this episode, Ashley interviews Dr. Melissa Nolas about The Children’s Photography Archive, a project that collects photographs by children. They discuss the challenges of such an endeavor and the issues around children as artists, including consent and locating the objects in our cultures that are usually thought unimportant. Learn more about the Children's Photography Archive here, and visit our exhibition, Female Gaze, here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Day of the Girl 2022

Day of the Girl 2022

2022-10-1109:06

Ashley reflects on ten years of celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
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?  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
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.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
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.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Honoring Nellie Bly

Honoring Nellie Bly

2022-01-2010:55

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Girl Powered Holidays

Girl Powered Holidays

2021-12-2012:28

How have girls and women contributed to popular holiday traditions? We do a quick recap! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
Remembering Babi Yar

Remembering Babi Yar

2021-11-2215:47

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
The Fox Sisters

The Fox Sisters

2021-10-2012:28

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/girlspeak/support
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