Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
I’m very excited to write that I am now the Volunteer and Instagram Manager for Girl Museum, because what do I love more than Instagram and volunteer management! After two years volunteering with Girl Museum, writing blogs and running Instagram, I’ve now been appointed the title Instagram and Volunteer Manager, which couldn’t feel more ‘me’.
I’ll be managing the recruitment and coordination of the volunteers and interns, developing the volunteer strategy, and using my volunteer management to help coordinate the ‘Junior Girls,’ and hopefully improve their experience with Girl Museum. And basically, the staff team of Katie, Sarah, Tiffany, Ashley, Hilary are complete girlbosses, so I’m honoured to join them.
Shockingly, my first blog post with Girl Museum was on the 28th of August in 2015!! I have no idea where all that time has gone. Since, I’ve written blog posts interviewing the incredible Girl Against, as well as Emily Coxhead. I’ve also reviewed the Museum of Childhood, a film review tried my hand at a think-piece, and started a series of podcast reviews called Girls In Podcasts – the first of which went live last week.
I’ve also worked on the Kindertransport exhibition, where I worked alongside Manchester Jewish Museum to research and write about the Harris House girls diary, which was an amazing experience using a primary document to assist the research of an exhibition. Girl Museum have similarly launched the 52 Objects in the History of Girlhood exhibition. Each week during 2017, they explore a historical object and its relation to girls’ history and I’ve helped by writing about three objects, the Bronze Strigil with Handle in Form of a Girl, the Silk Princess Painting, and the Lovers Cassone.
I’m really passionate about Girl Museum’s mission, giving “girls a space in which they can document, preserve, and present their history and culture, we empower girls to lead healthy, happy lives dedicated to creating a better world for all.”