Girlhood (it’s complicated)

This 3D fashion digitization project grew out of the recent exhibition, Girlhood (It’s complicated) that opened at the National Museum of American History in October 2020 and travels the U.S. starting in March of 2023. The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage by exploring what it has meant grow up female in the United States overtime and through five areas where girls have had a voice: politics, education, work, wellness and fashion. Part of the larger Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, the exhibit argues that girls, like the women who fought for suffrage, have had public lives and have used their voices to change in American history.  You can learn more about the exhibit, at