The collective, founded by NFT collectors, will unveil this Tuesday a catalog of the 100 female artists who will follow in the NFT.
The Gxrls Revolution collective, founded by JessyJeanne and Annelise Stern, will unveil its first catalog of 100 female artists at the end of the day to follow in the NFT. “We’ve often been told that there are almost no female artists in the NFTs. That’s not true. This catalog is proof of that,” they explain. Joséphine Louis, Léa Duhem and Marie-Odile Falais also contributed to the publication of this catalogue.
“They knew nothing or very little”
“When we asked people who worked in NFTs about the lack of female artists in their curations, events, collections and articles, their answers were unanimous: they knew nothing or very little. ‘Bring content where it is lacking’, they say.
As a reminder, an NFT (“non-fungible token”) is a digital title issued by a blockchain (mainly Ethereum) and linked to a digital asset (photo, video, etc.). Each NFT is unique and cannot be reproduced. NFTs are used in art, the luxury sector or for trading cards in sports.
Only 24% women
Founded in March, Gxrls Revolution also looked at the share of female speakers at web3 events taking place in France in 2022, from Binance Blockchain Week to the Metaverse Summit of NFT Paris. The result is clear: of the 789 speakers, only 192 were women, or 24%.
“The idea is more to emphasize a basic trend than to impose a number with certainty,” the collective states. However, this percentage is “low” when we know that 40% of cryptocurrency investors in France are women.
“It’s even lower when we know that they represent 52% of the French population and that web3 is meant to be a revolution that will affect the lives of all of us in the years to come,” explains Annelise Stern.
Female artists in NFTs remain less visible to this day, the collective regrets. “But these women are there. They are artists, investors, developers, entrepreneurs… If you want to engage them more, on the one hand you remove a possible obstacle to their own career and on the other hand it’s an excellent way to get other women on board. this ecosystem. The circle is virtuous, so why deprive yourself of it? There are many initiatives that are highlighting and seeking out these experts, web3 events have every interest in working with them” , thinks Annelise Stern. Similarly, the NFT Factory, which opened its doors in Paris a few weeks ago, has just 24 women out of 128 co-founders, the collective reveals.
The question of gender
Through these various publications, Gxrls Revolution questions the issue of gender within the web 3 ecosystem. A few weeks ago, BFM Crypto published a survey on women in web 3.
“If the subject is so uninteresting, why has it provoked this wave of reactions?” the collective wonders. “Yes, it is possible to pretend to be a man or to never communicate your gender on Twitter. Let’s not forget, however, that the web3 ecosystem is not limited to Twitter. Let’s not forget how important the organization of web3 events is today”, underline Gxrls Revolution.
“Are we gendered or have we been gendered? How many times have we been asked if we are accompanying someone when we go to a web3 event? The majority of women around us admit to feeling less taken seriously because of their gender ( especially if their gender combines at a young age)”, the collective states.