HERSTORY AIMS TO ELIMINATE THE STATEMENT “I’VE NEVER HEARD OF HER”

 

Our mission is to tell the multi-faceted, lost, forgotten and untold life stories of Irish women past and present; to capture their individual characters, achievements, and the patriarchal dogma they challenged. Over centuries, the world, along with our small nation, has forgotten half of everything. The stories of women from the past, present and future, will now be heard and will never be lost again.

WHO WAS SHE?

Countess Markievicz and Queen Maeve are household names but the truth is there are hundreds if not thousands of life stories that are equally fascinating and remarkable. 

HERSTORY IS A MOVEMENT

Our objective is to spark a cross pollination across creative disciplines, gender and generations. Together as a nation we will make taboos the talk around the table, deconstruct stereotypes, highlight the unhighlighted and celebrate the phenomenal achievements of Irish women.

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

In the age of celebrity culture, Herstory aims to give future generations tangible, genuine and inspirational female role models. Herstory is a not-for-profit social enterprise and any profit will be invested into our education programme.

OUR COLLECTIVE HERITAGE 

The extraordinary life stories of Irishwomen form part of our collective heritage. They belong to every Irish person - man, woman and child - in Ireland and in the Irish Diaspora worldwide. Therefore it is paramount that our projects are democratic in their appeal, engaging and inspiring everyone, by infiltrating both the arts and popular culture. 

Herstory will celebrate the diversity of our multi-cultural modern Irish society. Dual narratives of emigration and immigration are at the heart of Irish culture and we look forward to creating a platform where untold stories can be amplified around the world. 

Within our mission we set out to achieve a programme of performances and exhibitions, nationally in 2017 and 2018, touring internationally with the Irish diaspora in 2019.

FIRST IRELAND, NEXT THE WORLD 

We hope that Herstory will become a global movement, where Ireland leads by example, inspiring other countries to celebrate their lost heroines. 

The Marriage Equality Referendum celebrated 10% of the population and opened hearts worldwide. Herstory will celebrate 51%...