You are invited to take your seat at Herstory’s recreation of Judy Chicago’s canonical feminist artwork ‘The Dinner Party’.
You will be given all you need to introduce yourself to the rest of the table as one of the Herstory Sheroes. Whether you are Junko Tabei, The Sari Squad or Muriel Matters you will be in good company, as we spend the session journeying through herstory, celebrating people and achievements that for so long has gone unrecognised. All genders welcome.
Herstory is a participatory project that straddles art, activism and education, it uses feminist art to engage people of all genders with the women’s history that has been systematically left out. Herstory was founded in 2014 by Alice Wroe, guided by the principle ‘If you can’t see it, how can you be it?’ Since then, Herstory sessions have run in educational settings, cultural institutions and social spaces, enabling people of all genders to see themselves in the women history leaves out, championing people like Marsha P Johnson, Olive Morris and The Match Girls.
Herstory workshops disrupt the hierarchies present in the way history is conventionally shared. Participants are given all they need to share the story of a historical woman whilst imbuing their own life into the narrative. The sessions not only celebrate historical women but empower participants to use women’s history to celebrate themselves.