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IMD 2018: Hyperconnected Museums

5/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:49

Female Troubadours

3/20/2018
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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....

Duration:00:18:30

Girls in the Slave Trade

2/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:17:03

Girls of Science Fiction

1/20/2018
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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. Want more stories like this one? Audible is offering a free audiobook download and free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to discover more stories about girls in...

Duration:00:15:05

Young Girl Artists

12/14/2017
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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...

Duration:00:16:10

Girls in the Russian Revolution

11/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:11:32

Girls in Museums 2017

10/14/2017
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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...

Duration:00:29:16

Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 2

9/20/2017
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Devon explores the complex world of female deities in Egyptian mythology. In Part 2, discover Ma’at, Mut, Nephthys and Taweret.

Duration:00:22:59

Classical Girls' Bodies

8/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:14:12

Leesburg Stockade Girls

7/22/2017
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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...

Duration:00:25:46

Greek Mythology

6/30/2017
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Discover three of the most powerful figures in Greek mythology: Medusa, Hera, and Themis. All three wielded considerable power over the gods and mortals...as told by the myths they left behind. Researched, written, and recorded by Junior Girl Devon Allen.

Duration:00:23:13

Ching Shih: Fiercest Pirate on the Seven Seas

6/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:15:36

Girls in Ancient China: Shang & Zhou

5/27/2017
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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.

Duration:00:23:55

Against the Odds: Mary Reibey

5/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:19:55

Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 1

4/30/2017
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Devon explores the complex world of female deities in Egyptian mythology. In Part 1, discover Sekhmet, Isis, Hathor and Wadjet.

Duration:00:26:26

Ancient Girls of Assyria and Babylon

4/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:22:32

Memoirs of Girlhood

3/31/2017
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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.

Duration:00:20:09

IWD 2017 and #5WomenArtists

3/11/2017
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Tiffany explores the history of International Women's Day, what you can do to celebrate, and how Girl Museum participates with the #5WomenArtists campaign.

Duration:00:16:11

Women in Music

2/28/2017
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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!

Duration:00:28:17

Girls and Bollywood

2/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:23:09