her·​sto·​ry | \ ˈhər-st(ə-)rē How to pronounce herstory (audio) \
plural herstories

Definition of herstory

: history specifically : history considered or presented from a feminist viewpoint or with special attention to the experience of women

Examples of herstory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the liberty to tell one’s story, one’s history, herstory, their story, and be heard, is profoundly American. Jeryl Brunner, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 But what's really got pulses racing is a little bit of herstory repeating. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 24 Mar. 2022 Scour the used car lots near you for this piece of herstory, an Orange 1963 Chevy StepSide C-10 Pickup a.k.a. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 15 Dec. 2021 The influential drag competition series is back in the United Kingdom, with 12 new queens vying to make herstory — including the franchise’s first-ever cisgender woman contestant. NBC News, 3 Nov. 2021 No queen has ever been eliminated, returned to the same contest, and won Drag Race in the show's 12-year herstory. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 31 Aug. 2021 Farrah Moan's as some of the most adorably off-beat dancing in the show's herstory), Jan further etched her name into the Drag Race legacy by exiting the show under unprecedented circumstances. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 29 July 2021 Light up your fake cigarettes and tip back those citrus libations, because everyone's favorite RuPaul's Drag Race challenge is here — and the All Stars 6 edition is one of the best editions in recent herstory. Ew Staff, EW.com, 5 Aug. 2021 These tales lurking under the surface are finally springing to the fore, jumping from the footnotes to the main text, making herstory. Judy Batalion, Time, 8 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of herstory

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herstory

blend of her and history

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“Herstory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herstory. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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