Last year, Berlin became the first German state to make Women’s Day a public holiday. Having been originally proposed by German women’s rights activist and Marxist theorist Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference in Copenhagen, women have celebrated the holiday in March for over a century. In 2019, the Berlin Senate voted 87 to 60 in favor of the bill to make Women’s Day a city-wide holiday. Instead of simply enjoying the day off this year, check out some of these projects and events celebrating womxnhood and the feminine experience in Berlin.
Today is the very first time in history that the International Women’s Day is celebrated in Berlin as an official public holiday. What better occasion could there be to introduce you to a hand-picked selection of our favorite female photographers in Berlin?
As with many creative guides on iHeartBerlin, with this article, we want to create a supportive space to celebrate the many many talents, that Berlin has to offer. Especially in the field of photography and visual content creation, there is an incredibly wide array of interesting female voices that we think you should know about. Enjoy our selection of amazing ladies, who create outstanding work with their cameras.
illustrations: Ligia Fascioni
The Berlin Wall that once divided the city has been an important symbol ever since its fall. However, its image has served not only as a grim reminder of just how cruel the world politics can get, but also as a proof that even in the darkest of times, humans are capable of creating art. The concrete canvas that the remains of the Wall provided in Mauerpark don’t cease to inspire new artists even as the paint is starting to peel off.
This one goes out to all the girls out there. Females that choose Berlin as their home base usually tend to be brazen lionesses who realize just how important it is to schedule your life according to your own priorities and find your inner balance. Still, they’re playful wildcats who don’t shy away from the subject of their sexuality and grant their vaginas exactly the importance they deserve. If you’re one of those gals – and want the best for your Muschi – you’ll love the new vaginal jewelry from Berlin-based label Liebelei. Read on!
photos: Olga Khristolyubova
Berlin is such a diverse and open minded city, yet the music industry has not been cracked by women, as I noticed the lack of female presence behind the decks.
No… I’m not a DJ… but three years in this magical city has allowed me to explore Berlin’s electronic music and club scene, through the eyes of a music enthusiast, dance floor filler, and a social party girl.
Some ladies have successfully crept there way into the music industry, as many of my best memories in this city, has been witnessing legends like Sonja Moonear, rocking it at CDV, Anja Schneider who burns Watergate down with her vibrant connection to the audience or my personal favorite, Anthea who rocks the boat at Hoppetosse.