Sociologists and economists warn us that the COVID-19 pandemic is and will disproportionately affect women’s lives more so than men. Whether it’s picking up additional childcare or domestic duties or giving up work to step in and care for vulnerable family members, women are often at the center of these responsibilities.

Every woman and girl’s story is important.

As America’s national institution for the promotion, interpretation, and celebration of women’s history, the National Women’s History Museum is committed to ensuring that women and girls’ unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story. To this end, the NWHM is pleased to launch the Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project and is asking women, girls, and gender non-binary individuals to participate in the simple act of recording their daily thoughts and personal experiences during this pandemic in order to document the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women’s lives.