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.

This is storytelling for everyone.



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



From Illuminate Herstory, Ireland's new light festival, to monthly Herstory Salons, check out our programme.




 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