Want to know more about the women who have made history as you move around the world? Now, there’s an app for that! “A girls activist organization is partnering with Google to put women’s history on the map- litterlly.” This is hands down the best way to celebrate Women’s History Month. Get to know the great women of the world and let me know what you uncover.
A girls activist organization is partnering with Google to put women’s history on the map– literally.
SPARK, a group that works with girls age 13-22 to challenge sexualization in the media, launched a mapping project through Google’s Field Trip app that sends you a notification whenever you’re near a location where a woman once made history.
“It connects women’s stories to specific landmarks, so that wherever you are in the world, you could get an alert on your phone saying ‘hey, did you know that a woman once did a really cool thing right nearby?” explains SPARK executive director Dana Edell. The project is focused on telling stories of women who have been left out of traditional history books.
The partnership with Google began after SPARK published a report last year finding that only 17% of Google Doodle subjects were women, and only 4.3% were of women of color. Within…
View original post 272 more words