The Friday Five: March 2, 2018
Happ Women’s History Month!
1. Did you know that there’s a large movement, backed by Senators Feinstein and Collins, to push for a National Women’s History Museum?! Read all about it here or check out the mission below.
“The National Women’s History Museum will be the first museum in any nation’s capital to show the full scope of the history of its women and will serve as a guiding light to people everywhere.” -NWHM Vision
I want to see this happen! Don’t you, mom? You can donate/become a member here.
Also, March 8th is International Women’s Day. Wear red and share why you vote on social media with #WomenPowerToThePolls.
2. The National Museum of Women in the Arts (an actual brick-and-mortar museum in D.C.— news to me!) along with other cultural institutions is hosting a social media challenge to name #5WomenArtists in an effort to bring attention to the contributions of female artists, despite their lack of representation in galleries and museums. They’ll be sharing work by dozens of women artists on their Instagram throughout the month and inviting us do with same (don’t forget that hashtag!). If you wanna get into it, start by picking up this book, out next week, with beautiful illustrations by Lisa Congdon.
“Women can, of course, be fit and liberated. We may be able to conquer the world wearing spandex. But wouldn’t it be easier to do so in pants that don’t threaten to show every dimple and roll in every woman over 30?... Deep-sea divers need skintight polymer pants; so do Olympic speedskaters. The rest of us could use some breathing room. So step into some slouchy pants with me.“ -Honor Jones, NYTimes, Feb. 2018
4. Last week on SCM, artist Meghan Borah mentioned liking U.S. Girls, the moniker of musician Meg Remy, a Chicago native. Her latest album, In a Poem Unlimited, released last week, is getting great reviews from the New Yorker and Pitchfork. I like Mad as Hell- it’s pop-y and upbeat but political and angry. High fives for female rage!!
5. Speaking of... “Mommy Rage” (thanks Molly).
This mom can’t be too angry. Starting at 5pm, my husband will be out of town and my parents are taking the boys for a few days. It’s gonna get WILD! Pregnancy style!!
Have a great weekend!
Cover photo is a self-portrait by Vivian Maier #5WomenArtists