Storytelling abounds on the internet, with many wonderful websites that celebrate the trailblazers and agents of change from underrepresented groups who broke new ground, opened locked doors, forged new paths, and created something enduring.
Events, Films, and Exhibitions
American Folk Art Museum:
Charting the Divine Plan; The Art of Orra White Hitchcock – Past exhibition: June 12, 2018–October 14, 2018
New York Public Library:
The Legacy of Pioneering Victorian Photographer Anna Atkins Celebrated– The exhibit is on view October 2018 through February 17, 2019
New Zealand International Film Festival:
No Ordinary Sheila (2017) film
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History:
‘Ladies First’ exhibit at Peabody spotlights women in STEM – The exhibit is on view May 2018 through April 2019.
Beyond Curie is a design project that highlights badass women in science, technology, engineering + mathematics.
The Femmes of STEM podcast was created to combat the false narrative that women and minorities are newcomers to the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Women have always been a part of the past – the problem is that they have not always been a part of history.
This gorgeous website shares the voices of the Heiltsuk (also formerly known as the Bella Bella), the descendants of Heiltsuk-speaking peoples of the Central Coast of British Columbia, as they speak about the Húy̓at, an immense network of culturally important places in Heiltsuk territory. Heiltsuk lives, learning, and history are intertwined with the lands and seas of their traditional territory. The website features Heiltsuk memories, language, and oral traditions from community-initiated research, ethnographic sources, and archival documents assembled in the Heiltsuk Cultural Education Center (HCEC), as well interviews.
A collaborative vision for Haíɫzaqv land-based healing in Qíɫcutkv (Kunsoot).
Invites experts in science & technology to provide insightful commentary and informed perspective on news, current events, innovations, big ideas and ongoing research. Expert Voices includes Op-Ed analysis and opinion as well as interesting observations from the field and science labs around the world. They published a four-part blog series celebrating the contributions of women to the practice of conservation.
- Stepping Up Conservation in Fiji – in Stilettos
- A Crocodile Hunt Redefined, in Southeastern Cuba
- Developing World Boasts Leading Women Conservationists
- How Two Women Brought a Sea Change to Conservation
The New York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History is the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum. The Center explores the lives and legacies of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience.
The material exemplifies a unique history of women in science as the collection contains over 2500 logbooks and notebooks produced by the Harvard Computers and early Harvard astronomers.
The women scientists profiled here span several centuries and several nationalities. Despite many barriers, women all over the world have participated in unraveling the secrets of nature since the dawn of civilization.
TrowelBlazers is dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science.
Articles and Blogs
Australian Museum: “The Women Behind the Work”
Cornell Lab of Ornitholody: The Forgotten Female: How a Generation of Women Scientists Changed Our View of Evolution
Discover Wildlife: The Wonder Women of Ornithology
National Geographic: ‘Lost’ Book of Exquisite Scientific Drawings Rediscovered After 190 Years
University of Cincinnati: Sisters Illuminating Nature