How much could you get done in 5 years?
In 2013, we started a project that we didn’t realize would grow to reach thousands of people across the globe. We started a project about women and the ways we talk about them and write about them on the internet. Our project lives on Wikipedia, one of the largest websites in the world and the largest general reference work to date. In 2011, it was reported that less than 10% of people editing the entries we read every day about celebrities, scientists, writers, and teachers were women. What happens when the people editing our history don’t look like us? Don’t sound like us? Don’t know our lived experiences? Don’t see the value in our history?