underrepresentation of female artists in museums

We challenge you to name, off the top of your head, a few women artists exhibited in museums. If male names come more readily to mind, it’s not by chance: women, in art as in many other spheres associated with a form of power, influence or prestige, are far less recognised, exhibited and studied than …

young latinas stories in movies and television

From “Real Women Have Curves” to “One Day at a Time,” Latina women have been in front of the fight for representation in coming-of-age films There’s an iconic scene toward the end of the 2002 movie “Real Women Have Curves” that cemented the film’s status as a powerful moment for Latina representation. Fed up with …

Sari Dienes

“Spirit lives in everything, it has no age, no color, no sex” is the landmark quote by the late artist Sari Dienes (1898-1992), celebrating her legendary life in art. Dienes’s pioneering work in the Mid-Century New York art world influenced male peers of the era (including her friends Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg). But like …

15 Empowering Books for Girls Honoring Women’s Equality Day

In 1971, U.S. House Representative Bella Abzug presented a bill designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. The day was chosen to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920, to the United States Constitution and women winning the right to vote. It is important to note that many women of color …

Julie Flanders

This episode of the Girls That Create podcast features a conversation on the journey and experiences of poet and songwriter Julie Flanders. The discussion revolves around the profound power of poetry and songwriting in expressing oneself and connecting with one’s inner world. Listen to the full interview on Word of Mom Radio. Flanders emphasizes that …

documentaties exploring creativity

Creativity can take many shapes and forms. The following documentaries explore creativity and how a variety of artists channel their inner genius. After all, there is no one definition for what it means to be an imaginative creator. Documentaries and Shows Exploring Creativity Abstract: The Art of Design (2019) Running for two seasons on Netflix, …

No Ordinary Love

In this Girls That Create podcast episode, host Erin Prather Stafford talks with filmmakers Chyna Robinson and Tracy Rector about their film No Ordinary Love. The film captures the slow-burn destruction of relationships plagued by domestic abuse and how coercive control can be just as damaging as physical attacks. Listen to the full interview on …

Girls That Create Podcast

On Monday, March 20, Word of Mom Radio is launching the new Girls That Create podcast. Hosted by Erin Prather Stafford, the show’s first season will tackle issues outlined in the CDC’s 2023 study about U.S. teen girls experiencing increased sadness and violence. Erin will talk with guests who are also concerned about the well-being …

the chicks

It began with 11 words: “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” Natalie Maines, lead singer of The Chicks, couldn’t have known how that sentence about George W. Bush and the burgeoning Iraq War would change everything for her and her bandmates, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire. Those words, proclaimed to …

Celebrate Black Writers

In honor of Black History Month, please join us in celebrating Black writers. Throughout February, our affiliate partner Bookshop is offering 20 percent off select titles! Use the code BlackHistory for the discount. Below are some of the literary works (for adults) that caught our eye. Celebrate Black Writers Shine Bright: A Very Personal History …