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Women and Girls are Strong

Women and Girls are Strong

Visit this inspiring exhibition curated by Feminist Webs.

8 March 2012 — 20 May 2012

100 years girls work

Feminist Webs is excited to be displaying an exhibition at the People’s History Museum which includes everything you ever wanted to know about strong women, including how to be a strong woman and ideas for how to build resilience in your own life.

This interactive Community Gallery exhibition has something for all ages, backgrounds and genders to enjoy.  Visit the ‘Histree’ and add your own leaf and enjoy the wall of masks!

Since 2005, the Feminist Webs Movement has been gathering materials and ideas about empowering youth work with girls and young women.  The group have an archive based at Manchester Metropolitan University, have delivered oral history projects with young people, done a tour to explore body images, created animations, banners, films, zines, resources and leaflets and much more.  The group is made up
of women from 12-80 years old.  This inspiring exhibition is the culmination of their work.

To be launched in May 2012 to coincide with the exhibition, Feminist Webs have also produced a wonderful new book, The Exciting Life of Being a Woman: A Handbook for Women and Girls, published by HammerOn Press.  Drawing on the history, practices and activities of Feminist Webbers, this book will include illustrations, comics, writing and much more, providing inspiration for women of all ages to live their life in creative and empowered ways.

Feminist Webs would like to thank the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme for supporting this project.

 

 

 

The Community Gallery space is where local groups can display their own work. We try to make these displays relevant to the story told in the museum where possible. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact exhibitions@phm.org.uk