Women on the Timeline
Women on the Timeline is a project that aims to redirect the spotlight and let women shine bright. This project was initiated by Anouk Wolkotte and Charlotte Hermanns, two Arts and Culture students, at the Radboud University.
About the project
About the project
The way they chose to tackle this issue, was to create a platform that honours women from all kinds of disciplines for their contributions. A platform that acts as a pendant to the dominantly male success stories we encounter on a daily basis. To do this WotT publish informative articles written by an amazing team of permanent writers, but they also invite guests to contribute to our page. Those articles are published three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
But they aim to do more than just create a timeline of amazing women. With a monthly column they address issues regarding women in society, but also explore the history of feminism a bit more. The first column published was written by Radboud’s very own Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategist, Rona Jualla van Oudenhoven.
This is a divers platform in every sense of the word: multiple disciplines, all parts of the world, and every type of activity that helped to shape the world we live in today. WotT actively strives to be an inclusive platform, which means that they first of all focus on the achievements of the person they put on their list. As the project uses gender as starting point, they want to include every person that is affected by misogyny, including transgender woman and non-binary people.
The project is a feminist initiative that commits to intersectionality. This means that they are aware of factors such as race/ethnicity, gender terminology, but also are attentive towards disability and chronic illnesses. At the same time they are aware of their own privileges in this society.
The main aim is to honour contributions of women and non-binary folks to our society. Their wish is to inspire young women and girls with the role models presented on the platform and to make women feel represented and seen in a great scope of disciplines.
Find Women on the Timeline on their social media platforms, where you can always reach out if you have any question or suggestions.
The team is constantly on the lookout for writers, so feel free to contact them if this project sparks your interest.