I took the boy to Auckland Museum’s Are we there yet? exhibition.
It’s a celebration of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa New Zealand.
I was impressed at the range of women interviewed and history portrayed both from the frontlines of feminist activism and the glass ceilings of other worlds. We both liked there were participatory exhibits too, like the one where you choose the colour ribbon of the gender you identify as and tie it to under the title of what issue you are most worried about, climate change, equal pay etc. It was cool to step back and get a visual sense of where folks were at.
The Bad Feminist exhibit was super cool. Books and pens hung on that wall and you could read through people’s confessions and stories. I cried. Okay, I cried more than once. So worth getting in there. Obligatory shot of me posing with the flagship image below.
It’s open until the 31st October. Get in there!
There is a fab website of resources for students and the curious HERE.
One of my favourite suffrage celebration happenings (and there were SO many, I am still playing catch up), have you seen the conversation over a cup of tea Jacinda Ardern, NZ’s current PM and Helen Clark, ex PM, had? Well worth a watch. You can find it HERE.