Women Imprint is an independent, U.S.-based nonprofit organization that documents the imprint of women (cis, transgender, nonbinary) whose lives and actions continue to inspire today.
This is done through curated self-guided walking tours of women's history. 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 to experience 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.
Through these tours, we re-evaluate cities and their interpretation of history: Which monuments and statues are present? What are their purpose, perspective, and impact? How can women's historical contributions be adapted or reinterpreted as integral to a community's history through the city's monuments, memorials, and statues (MMS)? Women Imprint collaborates with activists and artists to create a more equal and honest collective memory.
In addition to mapping women and raising awareness, we speak to creative women working today. In our "Portrait Series," a podcast available on all major audio platforms such as Spotify and iTunes, Women Imprint facilitates the archiving of personal biographies that come to life through the creative's own voice. Ownership and interpretation of a woman's personal history is to Women Imprint a right and "Portrait Series," therefore an archival mission in our strategy for change.
All components of our work aim at a more adequate representation of women creatives to create an inclusive and intersectional public space.