Women Imprint's core mission lies in fostering greater representation of women creatives in the public space.
Women Imprint is an independent U.S.-based nonprofit organization founded by art historian Kaitlyn Allen and myself in 2021. It documents the imprint of women whose lives and actions continue to inspire today. We do this by creating carefully curated walking tours of women's history, through a podcast, and by evaluating dedications to women in the public space.
To learn more about our work, including our podcast "Portrait Series", check out our website:
Podcast: Portrait Series
We record female creatives by interviewing women working today in our "Portrait Series". Through these conversations, Women Imprint facilitates the archiving of personal biographies that come to life through the creative’s own voice. Ownership and interpretation of personal history is to Women Imprint a right and "Portrait Series" therefore an archival mission in our strategy for change. Available on Spotify, iTunes, and Podbean.
Book: Walking Women's History
We document creative women who have lived in certain places and left a mark. This is done through curated walking tours. The stops in each tour can be seen as a memorial to women who are all too often left out of public dedications. They provide information for travelers and locals alike to visit places in a fun, easy, and accessible way. At the same time, they can also be read as "armchair travels", educating the reader from home. They are a celebration of women's history.
We re-evaluate cities and their interpretation of history through our Women Walking Tours: Which monuments and statues are present? What are their purpose, perspective, and impact? How can women's historical contributions be adapted or reinterpreted through monuments, memorials, and statues (MMS) as an integral part of a community's history? Women Imprint collaborates with activists and artists to create a more equal and honest collective memory.
Women Imprint was founded by art historian Kaitlyn Allen and myself and became a nonprofit organization in 2021. Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision and ran with it. From the very beginning in 2017, we have grown into a beautiful, creative, and inspiring organization with board members, interns, volunteers, and collaborators such as activists, artists, researchers, and podcasters nationwide. It's an immense honor being part of this project and working alongside Kaitlyn and everyone else who has joined our journey.