GirlSpeak

104 EpisodesProduced by Girl Museum

Art, history, and contemporary culture with a girls’ eye view. Brought to you by Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls and girlhood.

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Wonder Girls

November 20th, 2018

25:06
Ashley interviews the authors of 'Wonder Girls' - photojournalist Paola Gianturco and her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Alex Sangster, who …

IDG 2019: Girls in Museums

October 10th, 2018

15:13
From Boston to Lexington to London, it’s clear that girls are in museums all around us. Yet their stories are often only footnotes - if they are mentioned at all. And when girls do take center stage, it is often in the …

Trailblazers

September 18th, 2018

19:46
Join Tiffany to discover why this Museum Day, we dont just celebrate women trailblazers - we also celebrate the girls blazing trails today.

Remembering the Girls of 9-11

September 11th, 2018

23:30
In this special episode, we remember the girls who were the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which happened 17 years ago today. Join Elizabeth Boyle to learn about the 9-11 Memorial Museum and the girls whose …

Why We Need Girls' Stories

August 19th, 2018

20:27
In her own "Living the Revolution"-inspired manifesto, Tiffany discusses the journey of telling girls' stories. Along the way, we've learned a lot, …

Young Suffragettes

July 20th, 2018

17:22
In 2018, we are celebrating several significant moments in suffrage history. 110 years ago, the first female member of parliament was elected in Finland, which was also the first country to introduce women’s suffrage. …

Girl Queens: Christina of Sweden

June 20th, 2018

14:44
While researching various ‘girl queens’ - i.e., queens under the age of 21 - I came across a story that seemed absolutely fitting for this wonderful, …

IMD 2018: Hyperconnected Museums

May 18th, 2018

13:49

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 20th, 2018

18:30

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 …

Girls in the Slave Trade

February 20th, 2018

17:03

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 20th, 2018

15:05

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 …

Young Girl Artists

December 14th, 2017

16:10

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 …

Girls in the Russian Revolution

November 15th, 2017

11:32

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 …

Girls in Museums 2017

October 14th, 2017

29:16

Happy belated International Day of the Girl Child! This holiday, celebrated every year on October 11, focuses on galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for …

Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 2

September 20th, 2017

22:59

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 15th, 2017

14:12

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 …

Leesburg Stockade Girls

July 22nd, 2017

25:46

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 …

Greek Mythology

June 30th, 2017

23:13

Discover three of the most powerful figures in Greek mythology: Medusa, Hera, and Themis.  All three wielded considerable power over the gods and …

Ching Shih: Fiercest Pirate on the Seven Seas

June 15th, 2017

15:36

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 …

Girls in Ancient China: Shang & Zhou

May 27th, 2017

23:55

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 15th, 2017

19:55

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 …

Women in Egyptian Mythology, Part 1

April 30th, 2017

26:26

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 15th, 2017

22:32

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 31st, 2017

20:09

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 …

IWD 2017 and #5WomenArtists

March 11th, 2017

16:11

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 28th, 2017

28:17

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 …

Girls and Bollywood

February 15th, 2017

23:09

Emily Chandler explores how women and girls are represented in Bollywood musicals.  She also talks with girls who are part of the Indian diaspora, …

Girls in Astronomy

January 30th, 2017

18:00

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 …

Jacqueline Wilson

January 14th, 2017

16:04

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 31st, 2016

17:00

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 15th, 2016

13:07

It's sneak peek time!  Discover three amazing stories upcoming in our first exhibition of 2017 - 52.  52 explores fifty-two objects from museum …

News Roundup - November 2016

November 27th, 2016

24:06

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


- What the US elections mean for women;
- New campaigns to combat …

Tales of Warrior Women

November 13th, 2016

19:20

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 …

News Roundup - October 2016

October 30th, 2016

18:53
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 10th, 2016

39:32
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 …

News Roundup for September 2016

September 30th, 2016

20:23
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, …

Gazed and Confused: Five Awesome Female Artists

September 16th, 2016

17:55
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 …

August 2016 News Roundup

August 30th, 2016

10:27

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
- …

Warrior Princesses in Pop Culture

August 15th, 2016

18:40
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 …

News Roundup - July 2016

July 31st, 2016

12:38
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 …

Kindertransport

July 10th, 2016

17:13

June 2016 News Roundup

June 29th, 2016

15:41
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

Incredible Queens 3: Ancient Queens

June 15th, 2016

19:43

Uncover the ancient secrets of three incredible queens: Amanirenas, queen of the Kush who led a successfull rebellion against the Romans in …

News Roundup for May 2016

May 29th, 2016

14:48
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 …

#IMD2016 Cultural Landscapes of Girlhood

May 15th, 2016

19:00
Celebrate International Museums Day 2016 with us as we journey around the world to uncover the cultural landscapes of girlhood.  

What sites speak to …

News Roundup for April 2016

April 29th, 2016

16:15
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 22nd, 2016

10:10
Helena Wallace explores how the punk movement challenged society, changing the experience in music, culture, and art for an entire generation of …

March 2016 News Roundup

April 1st, 2016

25:58
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 11th, 2016

17:59
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 in World War II (Allied)

March 4th, 2016

14:25
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 …

February 2016 News Roundup

February 29th, 2016

15:07
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 …

Girls in Revolutions

February 12th, 2016

15:26
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 …

January 2016 Girl News

January 31st, 2016

26:16
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 …

A Brief History of Girls

January 15th, 2016

32:33
In celebration of our 50th episode, we look at how girls and girlhood have evolved through history -- from our prehistoric roots to modern-day …

December 2015 News Roundup

January 1st, 2016

14:22
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 11th, 2015

29:13
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 …

News Roundup November 2015

November 30th, 2015

24:23
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.

STEAM Girls

November 12th, 2015

11:12
Hillary Hanel discusses our latest exhibit, STEAM Girls.  She talks about inspiring women who combine STEM with the Arts, and her own experiences of STEAM in daily life.

News Roundup - October 2015

October 30th, 2015

20:24
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the world.  Stories include the new study Girls Speak Out, incredible girls standing up …

Girls in UK Museums

October 11th, 2015

26:37
For IDG2015, four of our new UK-based Junior Girls took to the museums to analyze how girls are represented -- or not represented (!) -- in museums.  Join them on a journey into UK museums...and the girls who reside …

September 2015 News Roundup

October 7th, 2015

25:42
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news from September, including a lot of amazing hashtag campaigns and news about the Global Goals, education, and incredible girls around the world.

Incredible Queens

September 10th, 2015

36:33
In celebration of a very special milestone, Tiffany explores the lives of England's incredible queens: Boudicca, Matilda of Scotland, Eleanor of …

News Roundup August 2015

August 29th, 2015

34:23
Gaming, STEM, education, new laws, and updates on the Chibok girls are featured in this month's News Roundup.  There's also the amazing stories of incredible girls working to make our world a better place, set new …

Gamer Girl

August 12th, 2015

42:16
Tiffany explores the diverse world of young female video game characters as she discusses diversity, video games, and girls.  Part of our Gamer Girl exhibit, launching August 14, 2015.

Extra Credits & Diversity in Gaming

August 7th, 2015

13:12
Special guest Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits joins us for a look at the origins of his channel and to discuss diversity in gaming.

July 2015 News Roundup

July 29th, 2015

35:38
The latest girl news, including developments in eradicating child marriage, gender discrimination, and FGM.  We also look into the new Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeling, updates on #BringBackOurGirls, and the incredible …

Girls in Comics

July 17th, 2015

25:44
Where are the girls in comics?  Tiffany talks the history of females comic book characters and introduces us to some of her favorite modern-day heroines hiding among cluttered comic store shelves.  

June News Roundup

June 30th, 2015

39:25
Tiffany rounds up girl-related news in a brand new way!  Discusses international developments, legal victories, girls in sports, girls and fashion, and other incredible girls around the world.

Girls with Toys

June 11th, 2015

12:45
This month, Hillary discusses girls and toys.  She covers the history of girls' toys, current news and issues of gender, and her own experiences with toys.

News Roundup May 2015

May 31st, 2015

34:02
The latest girl-related news and stories of incredible girls from around the world.  Stories include new legislation, social movements to remove gender stereotypes in toys, and girls using their unique talents to make …

Museums for a Sustainable Society

May 15th, 2015

24:03
What does it mean to be sustainable?  What does that mean for girls?  And how does Girl Museum contribute to a more sustainable world?  Join Ashley Remer in this special podcast for International Museums Day 2015.

News Roundup April 2015

April 30th, 2015

37:16
We round up all the girl-related news for the month of April, and there is a LOT of positive news this month!  We also have an exceptional round-up of incredible girls -- and boys.  
Stories include #JusticeForLiz, …

Rape in Art

April 10th, 2015

35:23
We delve into a historical and artistic exploration of rape.   We look at how art has depicted rape from ancient times to today, exploring the …

News Roundup March 2015

March 26th, 2015

38:24
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news around the world for the month of March.  We delve into the Commission on the Status of Women, viral social media campaigns, new legislation in various countries, and a …

STEM Girls

March 6th, 2015

12:06
Our own STEM Girl, Hillary Hanel, explores our latest exhibit -- STEM Girls!  Hillary explores the place of girls and women in STEM fields, why these fields are important, and introduces us to a variety of STEM careers …

News Roundup: February 2015

February 28th, 2015

25:32
We round up the latest girl-related news from around the world.  Stories include incredible girls, movements for women's rights and justice, new legislation in the U.S. and Africa, and updates on ISIS and …

Women in the Civil Rights Movement

February 13th, 2015

14:40
Explore the female leaders of the Civil Rights Movement with Junior Girl Hannah Hill.  We discuss women such as Coretta Scott King, Ella Baker, and Septima Clark, as well as the many unknown women found in images from …

January News Roundup

January 29th, 2015

27:17
Tiffany rounds up the latest girl-related news, including stories from the United Nations, new campaigns and landmark achievements for girls, and updates on ongoing campaigns such as #BringBackOurGirls.  She also …

Girl for Sale

January 17th, 2015

16:36
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and #NHTAD, we look at our 2010 exhibition, Girl for Sale.  Join us for a peak at the artworks and poetry of and by girl who have been victims of human trafficking. …

News Roundup December 2014

December 31st, 2014

23:16
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the world.  Feature stories include our incredible girls, reports on the state of children around the world, and a look at the effects of …

Surfer Girl

December 12th, 2014

24:24
How were surfer girls represented in fine art?  What do these representations tell us about the history of girls in surfing?  We look at female surfers in art from the time of European arrival until the mid-twentieth …

News Roundup November 2014

November 28th, 2014

22:51
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news for the month of November!  Stories include #16days, an update on #BringBackOurGirls, elections, new campaigns, and info on our upcoming exhibition …

Girls in Art: Sports Girls

November 14th, 2014

15:19
Explore the history of girls in sports through art!  We take a look at art from the Ancient Greeks to the early 20th century to show how girls in art have -- and have not -- been shown engaged in sporting activities. …

News Roundup October 2014

October 31st, 2014

28:13
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news.  New studies, new campaigns, and tons of incredible girls happened in October!  We also delve into news on FGM, legislation, the Islamic State, and an …

Girls in the Museum

October 11th, 2014

29:52
For #IDG2014, we're exploring how girls are represented in museums around the world!  Join special guest Tamara Patten from the Te Papa Museum, Junior Girls Hillary Hanel and Sarah Jackson, and Head GIrl Ashley Remer to …

September News Roundup

September 25th, 2014

36:48
Junior Girl Tiffany rounds up Septembers news around the world.  She discusses new data on child marraige, cases on female genital mutilation, updates on #BringBackOurGirls, gender equality, and the recently launched …

Princesses

September 12th, 2014

18:24
Junior Girl Tiffany explores the history of illustrated princess in this Girls in Art episode.  She journeys from the mid-1800s to today, exploring the changes in depcitions of princesses throughout Western children's …

August News Roundup

August 29th, 2014

16:28
Junior Girl Tiffany rounds up girl-related news from August.  She discusses recent developments across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia that impact girls.  Tiffany also provides an update on the kidnapped Nigerian …

Illustrated Girls

August 18th, 2014

17:04
Head Girl Ashley Remer gives a sneak peak of our upcoming exhibition, Illustrated Girls!  What are Illustrated Girls?  What do illustrations of girls …

News Roundup July 2014

July 28th, 2014

21:28
Junior Girl Tiffany Rhoades rounds up the latest girl-related news from around the world.  She updates us on the latest United Nations programs, national legislation, #BringBackOurGirls and the Chibok kidnappings, and …

Norse Mythology Girls

July 17th, 2014

16:02
What do the Norse goddesses say about Norse women?  Junior Girl Tiffany delves into the lives of Freyja, Lady Sif, Skadi, and Idunn to explore what …

June 2014 News Roundup

June 29th, 2014

16:34
Our June News Roundup features many stories on progress in the fight to end violence against women, an update on the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and …

Pre-Raphaelite Girls

June 15th, 2014

30:34
Junior Girls Casey and Sarah discuss women in the art of the Pre-Raphaelites, from the muses who inspired these works to the implications of Pre-Raphaelite depictions of women from the Victorian period to today.

May 2014 News Roundup

May 30th, 2014

32:24
In our May 2014 News Roundup, we look at many stories - good and bad - from around the world.  Junior Girl Tiffany provides special reports on the kidnapped girls in Nigera  and #BringBackOurGirls as well as the recent …

Female Cave Artists and Ancient Girls

May 21st, 2014

19:21
Episode Nine is all about Ancient Girls and Female Cave Artists. How much do you know about girls of the earliest human times? This great episode was researched and written by Magda and Abbie, and hosted by Head Girl …

April 2014 News Roundup

April 26th, 2014

18:23
This episode is our April 2014 Girl News Round up, brought to you by Junior girl Tiffany. Lots of good and not-so-good things happening in the world for girls this month.

Renoir’s Girls

April 19th, 2014

16:09
Welcome to our better-late-than-never second 'Girls in Art' podcast. Head Girl Ashley E Remer discusses the girls in Impressionist artist Renoir's paintings. Hope you enjoy.

March 2014 News Roundup

March 27th, 2014

22:51
Time is flying! 2014 is rolling on and we thank you for joining us for our March girl new roundup. From child marriage to banning bossy, Tiffany …

Women’s History Month

March 15th, 2014

20:43
This is our first International Women's Day podcast episode. We explore the history and reasons for celebrating this and Women's History Month, with additional reports from Hillary on women in engineering (STEM) and …

February 2014 News RoundUp

February 28th, 2014

38:52
Thanks again for tuning in. This episode is our round up of girl news from around the world for February 2014. Your host is Junior GIrl Tiffany R. Hope it is enjoyable and enlightening.

Girl with the Pearl Earring

February 12th, 2014

6:18
This is our first short, but sweet, 'Girls in Art' podcast featuring the painting Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer from1665. Junior Girl Sarah Jackson explores ideas behind this painting, including ideas …

January 2014 News RoundUp

February 1st, 2014

17:21

Girls in the Museum—Sub episode A

January 30th, 2014

31:40
Welcome back to GirlSpeak!
This is the first of two special sub episodes that include excerpts from our 'Girls in the Museum' event held on October 12, 2013 at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in …

What’s this all about?

January 13th, 2014

21:38
Welcome to GirlSpeak!

This podcast is produced by 
Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girlhood. GirlSpeak is …
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