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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.
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 a
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 t
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
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 lo
In today's episode, our junior girl Seav Lov recounts the fascinating stories of females goddesses present in Chinese mythology. --- Support this podcast:
What do the Pendle Witch Trials, Wurzburg witch trials, and today's Democratic Republic of Congo have in common? Join us to explore the stories of girl witches...and how their circumstances reveal much about how we picture girlhood. --- Supp
Tia Shah presents a special episode for International Day of the Girl 2020, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it presents an opportunity to foster a "brave new world." --- Support this podcast:
What role did Greta Garbo's girlhood in Stockholm play in her life and career? In exploring Greta's biography, Tiffany reveals the secret power of introverts. --- Support this podcast:
Is there one way or a right way to learn? Education Adviser Hillary Rose explores the stories of young girls achieving advanced educations to answer our inquiry. --- Support this podcast:
In the second of our First Girls mini-series, Sophie looks at more recent 'First Girls', up to the present day. From Helen Taft to Ivanka and Tiffany Trump, these girls' stories illustrate how the role has changed in recent decades and prompt q
Sophie takes a look back into the history of girls in the White House. Discussing how the role of 'First Girl' developed, this episode spans from Nelly Parke Custis through to Alice and Ethel Roosevelt. --- Support this podcast: https://anch
Why do museums need girlhood? We reflect on an earlier episode and hear answers from our team. --- Support this podcast:
In response to the global COVID pandemic, we're sending our well wishes, top tips, and thoughts on how acting together - and supporting one another - will help us emerge into a brighter future. Tune in to hear contributions from our Junior Girl
Karen Robertson details her research into the mother-daughter pairs who advocated for women's suffrage. Identifying a common theme of "focusing on future generations" in suffrage work, Karen details the mothers who fought for their daughters' r
Elizabeth Dillenburg interviews Lisa Lamson, whose work focuses on black girlhood. Specifically, Liss's doctoral dissertation explores Baltimore City’s educational system as a case study of the intersections of race, gender, class, and age in n
Sage recaps her 2019 blog series, Incredible Girls, and talks about her Top 5. --- Support this podcast:
What were the girls that Degas painted like? Who were they? How can we reinterpret these paintings to talk about girls and their world? Jennifer Lee, Curator of our ‘Impressionist Girls’ show, answers. --- Support this podcast: https://ancho
What was life like for the girls aboard the Mayflower? What did they witness on the First Thanksgiving? Tiffany deep dives into the evidence to find out. --- Support this podcast:
Ashley explores one of our earliest exhibitions and discusses what it means for girls who are canonized as saints.  --- Support this podcast:
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