The Two Black Sisters Behind Chicago's Pop-Up Museum Putting Women On Display
Photo Credit: WOMANISH founders Dionna and Danyelle Gray. Photo Courtesy | Brianna Gray.

Photo Credit: WOMANISH founders Dionna and Danyelle Gray. Photo Courtesy | Brianna Gray.

The Two Black Sisters Behind Chicago's Pop-Up Museum Putting Women On Display

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Sep 30, 2020

There’s a new pop-up experience in downtown Chicago where women are celebrated.

The five floors of dreamland for women, known as WOMANISH, was created by sisters Danyelle and Dionna Gray.

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Have you met Dionna and Danyelle, yet?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The leading force behind WOMANISH, these two sisters have made it their life’s mission to support women and create safe, uplifting, and simply FUN environments to connect in. Together they built a team of progressive women who were already pushing the barrier of experiences in Chicago, with whom they shared their mission. Wanting to connect women in Chicago and beyond, they have begun to develop WOMANISH as a movement that breaks single-definition stereotypes of being a woman and celebrates various womxn’s perspectives through the interactive art of experiences.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We can’t wait for you to see their vision come to life starting on March 24th!! . . 📸 @lily.p.mclaughlin

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Highlighting important topics like black girl magic, and mental health; these two sisters have created a first of its kind experience through more than a dozen interactive exhibitions.

“Our mission is to create safe spaces for women from all different backgrounds to connect with others while creating a sense of community in an environment designed and imagined just for them,” a statement reads on the WOMANISH website.

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Danyelle and Dionna collaborated with women who were already pushing the barrier of experiences in Chicago to develop WOMANISH as a movement that breaks single-definition stereotypes of being a woman and celebrates various womxn’s perspectives through the interactive art of experiences.

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Check you out @phyliciabennn! 🔥

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WOMANISH opened to the public on Sept. 3 following specific COVID-19 guidelines to ensure a safe and culturally energetic experience.

Tickets are now on sale at WeAreWomanish.com but you only have until the end of October to enjoy to enjoy the Instagrammable pop-up museum.

Attendees will enter into a ticketed exhibition composed of multiple exploratory room activations; in a space imagined and built by artists.

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