Herstory is a new cultural movement created to tell the life stories of historical,  mythological AND contemporary women.

 

An extraordinary discovery

In contrast to the handful of women we learn about in Irish schools, Herstory discovered that there are over one thousand remarkable women featured in the Irish Dictionary of National Biography. Countless names are missing. The amnesia of women’s stories is not just an Irish problem - this is a global phenomenon.

 

It's time to rewrite history and the future.

History censored women’s stories in the past. Today, popular culture dictates the stories deemed 'worthy' of our attention, diluting women's representation and leaving countless authentic role models in the shadows.

 

This is storytelling for everyone

Adopting a collaborative and experimental approach, Herstory incorporates the worlds of music, comedy, theatre, fashion, dance, photography, poetry, fine art, film and more. Our objective is to spark a cross-pollination across generations, genders and nationalities; bringing fascinating stories to life for a contemporary audience.

 

Ireland calls on her sisters worldwide to emerge from the shadows into the light

Join us for Illuminate Herstory on the 5-8th January 2018, a new global light festival celebrating women and girls. In these dark times, we will harness the transformative power of light, to spotlight inequality and highlight women’s stories.

#IlluminateHerstory

 
 

MEET THE WOMEN

The good, the bad and the revolutionary, an eclectic collection of extraordinary life stories. 

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ILLUMINATE

Join us for Illuminate Herstory, Ireland's new global light festival celebrating women. 

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DONATE

 Find out how you can support the movement and sponsor Herstory projects. Every penny counts.

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The Irish are known as the best storytellers in the world but until now, we have only told half the story.
The time has come to tell herstory.
— Melanie Lynch, herstory founder