Herstory is a new cultural movement created to tell the life stories of historical, contemporary and mythological women.
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 these remarkable stories to life for a contemporary audience.
Herstory is inspired by the discovery that there are over one thousand remarkable Irish women’s biographies in the Irish Dictionary of National Biography. In truth, we are standing on the shoulders of giants, not just the 5 women we learn about in school but thousands of heroines. From our research we know that the amnesia of women’s stories is not just an Irish problem - this is a global phenomenon.
History censored which stories were recorded. Today celebrity culture dictates the stories that make it into the mainstream, leaving countless extraordinary role models in the shadows.
From pioneering aviators to contemporary astronomers, mother mavericks to ancient goddesses, Herstory takes a democratic, inclusive approach.