Girl House Art Project- Girls as Feminists

From the website: “The ten-month Girl House Art Project, developed and led by Kesa Kivel, was conducted at the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside in Santa Monica, California from September 2005 to June 2006. During the Girl House project, which was inspired by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro’s 1972 “Womanhouse” art installation, middle school girls learned about the gender wage gap, women’s history, self-defense, media literacy, and other related topics. Art was used throughout. The concluding piece was an art installation in which participating girls artistically described the effects of sexual harassment using a small on-site house on the YWCA property. The Girl House Art Project public exhibition was held in June 2006.”

In My Words: A recent example of feminist art in action and feminism reaching out to the next generation. I only wish my “Women in Western Culture” class had included this along with the extremely brief overview of “Womanhouse.” Check out the 16 minute documentary. It’s a little sentimental, but well worth a watch.

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