The purpose of our blog is to discuss topical issues, stories, and situations, as well as to share what we are up to and new ways for you to get involved. We are always searching for possible answers to the question: Why is a girl's worth culturally and historically relative?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Introducing the revamped Girl Museum!


What better way to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child than by showing off our new look and new blog space? From today, the Girl Museum blog can be found at http://www.girlmuseum.org/category/blog/. We'll be posting directly on our site from now on, so be sure to update your bookmarks.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New site launches 11th October!


We're working down to the wire to make sure Girl Museum's new look is suitable for a growing four (and a half!) year old, but we're really excited to announce that our new site will launch on the 11th of October, coinciding with the UN's International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for 2013 is "Innovating for Girls' Education," so really, it's a perfect fit! 

As we said before, our address won't be changing, just our look. The blog will be at www.girlmuseum.org as well, so you can find all of Girl Museum in one place. We're excited for our new space, and we hope you are, too. And remember, Girl Museum is always open, and always free.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Memories of Girlhood: Ice Skating Sundays


Young girl ice skating.

There are many moments I can draw out of the childhood memory box, but I will choose the few, though special, times at the ice skating rink. It was not a frequent pastime, rather an occasional stroll along with my father and sister before the Sunday lunch was ready. Ice skating isn't that popular in Greece and my acquaintance with the sport per se began soon after that. The skating rink was near our district in southern Athens, so it was a close getaway to both the seafront of the city and the ice marvel place.

The feeling of sliding on ice was so unique and the atmosphere of the rink so transcendent that it ranked these visits on the top of my girlhood experiences. I will have to check with my dad, but I am sure that most of the time my sister and I carried a horrified look, like the one of the girl in the picture above. Even so, the thrill of being the dancing queen on ice was an amazing feeling. It makes me sad that we don't have any photographic testaments from all these attempts and falls, but maybe this is why they become more precious.

I remember vividly one time, just before our skating time was over, when there was an announcement on the speakers that we should leave the rink in a while because a couple of professional skaters needed the space to rehearse for an upcoming athletic event. As I was taking my skating shoes off, I got a glimpse of their majestic moves and their exceptional elegance on ice. I also realized instantly that, no matter my remarkable efforts so far, I was way down the amateur level. Since then, I've always enjoyed watching figure skating competitions at the European, International, and Olympic levels and I admire even more the girls that make ice skating look so soothing and serene despite the struggles needed to compete for a championship. Maybe it's time to put my skating shoes back on! How about your ice skating experiences?

-Magda Repouskou
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.