Women’s History Month 2021

Join us in honoring Women’s History Month by checking out the following FIT events and articles. Throughout the month of March, we will also continue to share some of our favorite stories of female FIT community members who’ve made or are making a difference. 

Know of a great FIT woman who deserves some attention? Send a note to [email protected]

Upcoming events: 

Fashion Culture Online Event: Curating Frida Kahlo: Fashion and Prosthetics
March 11, 6 pm
Circe Henestrosa, curator of the exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo, will discuss the way exhibition spaces can create new visual languages capable of breaking boundaries of visibility and invisibility traditionally associated with disabled bodies.

Hafizah Geter: Un-American
March 16, 5:15 pm
Poet, essayist, and literary agent Hafizah Geter will read from her work and answer questions in a video visit for the FIT community.

FIT Newsroom stories: 

U.S. Stamp Highlights Overlooked Female Physicist

Hue Live: What Is Mexican Fashion? With Museum at FIT Curator Tanya Melendez-Escalante ’04 (recorded event)

Outside media coverage: 

Forbes: Vanessa Sanchez, 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs List, Science

WBLS: We Recognize Her: Vy Higginsen, The First Female Radio Personality on WBLS

Teen Vogue: An Interview With Elena Kanagy-Loux, the Woman Who Made One of RBG Lace Collars


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