Vashti Dubois is making #herstory with her Colored Girls Museum — located in her home in Germantown, Philadelphia. Curated by activist, artists, neighbors, thought leaders, hair dressers and more — the Colored Girls Museum distinguishes itself by exclusively collecting, preserving, honoring, and decoding artifacts pertaining to the experience and herstory of colored girls. The Colored Girls Museum is the first institution of its kind, which considers memoir, in any form, as well as objects of personal and historic significance, as evidence with empirical value.
The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls. This museum initiates the ordinary” object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl. The Colored Girls Museum is headquartered in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, an area renowned for its compliment of historic buildings and homes.