The collective founded by NFT collectors will unveil this Tuesday a catalog of 100 female artists to follow at NFT.
The Gxrls Revolution collective founded by JessyJeanne and Annelise Stern will unveil its first catalog of 100 women artists to follow at NFT at the end of the day. “We’ve often been told that there are almost no female artists in the NFT. That’s false. This catalog proves it,” they explain.
“They knew nothing or very little”
“When we asked people working at NFT about the lack of female artists in their curations, events, collections and articles, their answers were unanimous: they knew none or very little. ‘bring content where it’s missing,'” 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, the Gxrls revolution also looked at the percentage of women speakers at web3 events that took place in 2022 in France, from the Binance Blockchain Week to the Metaverse Summit or NFT Paris. The result is clear: out of 789 speakers, only 192 were women, or 24%.
“The idea is more to highlight a basic tendency than to impose a figure with certainty”, says the collective. However, this percentage is “low” when it is known that 40% of cryptocurrency investors in France are women.
“It is even lower when we know that they represent 52% of the French population and that web3 is intended to be a revolution that will affect the lives of all of us in the years to come”, explains Annelise Stern.
Women artists in the NFT remain less visible even to this day, the collective regrets. “But these women are out there. They are artists, investors, developers, entrepreneurs… Asking to involve them more is on the one hand removing a potential barrier to their careers and on the other a great way to get other women on board This ecosystem. The circle is virtuous, so why deprive yourself of it? There are many initiatives that highlight and seek these experts, web3 events have every interest in working hand in hand with them “, considers Annelise Stern. Similarly, the NFT Factory, which opened its doors in Paris a few weeks ago, has only 24 women out of 128 co-founders, the collective reveals.
The issue 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 sparked this wave of reactions?”, asks the collective. “Yes, it is possible to pretend to be a man or never communicate your gender on Twitter. However, let’s remember that the web3 ecosystem is not limited to Twitter. Let’s remember the importance of hosting web3 events today” , underline the Gxrls. The revolution.
“Do we have a gender or are we a gender? How many times have we been asked if we’re dating someone when we go to a web3 event? Most of the women around us admit to feeling taken less seriously because of their gender. (especially when their gender is combined at a young age)”, says the collective.