The Girl Power Guide To NYC


Womyn for the win

Patriarchy got you down? We feel you. New York City can occasionally turn into every feminist’s nightmare with its minefield of catcalling and subway manspreading. So for those New York minutes that seem criminally devoid of girl power, we’ve found some antidotes. Channel your inner Gloria Steinem (or maybe you're more of a Lena Dunham?) and hit up our seven favorite spots for womyn-friendly fun, including gender-challenging apparel, body positive dance routines, and zines galore. It's been waiting for you.


Photo courtesy of JongHeon Martin Kim

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
It might be true that a woman has to be naked to get into the Met's collections, but not so at the Sackler Center. Tucked away on the fourth floor of the Brooklyn Museum is 8,300 square feet of exhibition and education space for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. For 10 years, the center has been a platform for supporting female artists and feminist works. "It’s always important to support women artists and to show the world how influential and valuable feminism continues to be, but this moment of intense political challenge makes it vital," said Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator. "This space remains an essential platform, as feminism must be a driving force in all future conversations about inclusion and equity."