‘Females have to look the part […] but you can’t look too much the part, or you’re not taken seriously’
Share in discussions and insights about the differing representations of femininity, appearance, and the impact of stereotyping. Many of the women featured in the archives record experiences of being judged by their appearance, even when achieving ground-breaking discoveries, positively affecting community change, or stepping into perceived male dominated arenas. Gain insight into how for some women, words were used as weapons to try and derail or minimise their change making messages and actions. Uncover stories of the tenacity these women displayed which allowed them to continue to grow in visibility, confidence, and strength despite negativity.