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Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami 

If you aren’t familiar with Japanese musician, poet, and blogger Mieko Kawakami’s work, Breasts and Eggs provides a wonderful entre into her oeuvre. Kawakami began her career as a singer and songwriter before making her literary debut in 2006 with My Ego, My Teeth, and the World. In 2008, she published Breasts and Eggs as a short novella. It won the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest literary honor. The newly expanded Breasts and Eggs, Kawakami’s first novel to be published in English, recounts the intimate and inherently feminist journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores of modern, male-dominated Japanese society and their own uncertainties on the road to finding inner peace and futures they can truly call their own.

- Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education

Support Women's History

It’s Time to Complete the Story. 

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.

Myra Pollack Sadker
Professor, Author, Researcher, and Activist

Articles & Features

Ida B Wells

In the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, images from the 1913 Suffrage March on Washington, DC. have begun to make their rounds on social media. Yet photographs do not tell the entire story. While African American women participated in the march, they are almost entirely absent from event photographs. This is not by accident. Both then and now, African American women have been erased from the narrative of women’s suffrage in America.

Fab Five Biographies

Our August Fab Five celebrates Five Fighting Women!

If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories.

Shireen Dodson
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Many of us are not sure how to counter racism when we witness it and don’t know what to say when people we know downplay or trivialize the hate, prejudice and discrimination that Black people (and other people of color) experience in our country.

Being an ally in the struggle for African-American justice and equality goes beyond simply not being racist. We hope this list of resources help to educate and motivate you to take action.

Students and Educators

Discover our educational resources. Find lesson plans, biographies, posters, timelines, videos, and more on a wide variety of women's history topics. 

Museum News

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The National Women’s History Museum Joins Forces With Made By Us, Nationwide Coalition of History Organizations Powering Our Country’s Future Through History

The National Women’s History Museum has joined the Made By Us coalition, an effort founded by civic and history organizations across the United States to present history in relevant, provocative and innovative ways.
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Black Lives Matter: A Message from the National Women's History Museum

"We are grateful to have a powerful platform in which to tell women's stories, and we recognize our responsibility as a steward of women's history to bear witness by not simply standing in solidarity, but acting in solidarity." Click for entire statement.
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Upcoming Events

2020-08-20

DETERMINED TO RISE

THE FORUM, MICHIGAN HISTORY CENTER, 702 W. KALAMAZOO STREET, LANSING, MI 48915 IN COLLABORATION WITH MICHIGAN WOMEN FORWARD WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE: THE WEST CAME FIRST
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2020-08-26

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF US WOMAN SUFFRAGE!

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF US WOMAN SUFFRAGE!
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2020-08-27

DETERMINED TO RISE

As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, CHICAGO, IL
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2020-09-19

GIRL SCOUTS NATIONS CAPITAL REGION TOP 100

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