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.
In a Herstory workshop 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 Sheros. Together we spend the session celebrating people and achievements that for so long have gone unrecognised. If you would like to know more or book a Herstory workshop for your school, university, institution, community group or even group of friends get in touch.
Alice draws from Herstory research and methodology and regularly speaks at events about feminism/education/ women’s history and loves to collaborate with institutions/ artists/activists on specific projects. Alice also undertakes consultancy work, and has done for The British Library, U2 and The Southbank Centre.