On March 11, in partnership with Culture Trip, #BBATX explored the impact of creatives as cultural producers in an intimate panel discussion, featuring Chief Content Officer at Culture Trip Dmitry Shishkin and Culture Trip Editor Jillian Anthony, singer-songwriter LouLou Ghelickhani (of Thievery Corporation and Night Glitter), creative producer Moyo Oyelola and artist Maribel Falcón of Colectiva Cósmica.Read More
Every year, we’re amazed at the talent that blows through Austin, Texas for SXSW, an annual interdisciplinary festival exploring film, technology, creative industry and music. As always, there are a host of SXSW official and unofficial showcases and events this week that you should be on the look out for, and we’re here to bring you a few favorites that are on our radar.
On February 22, 2019, “One for Us,” an exhibition featuring the work of 20 women of color from all parts of Texas, debuts at Big Medium Gallery in Austin, Texas.Read More
At our last community meet-up in Austin, Texas, we asked, “What makes you resilient?” And the answers were as inspiring as they come.Read More
In this Q&A with the producers of missfits fest—Kristina Gonzalez, Nina Q. Ho, and Regine Malibiran—we dig into the program’s creative influences, media representation and tangible ways to improve diversity in our communities.Read More
In December 2018, #BBATX partnered with The Line Hotel Austin to curate an art installation for the hotel’s lobby. We selected Amada Claire Miller—a Texas-based curator and artist, working with natural dyes and industrial materials to create sculptures, ceramics and textiles—to produce the installation. Throughout November and December, Miller collaborated with our staff and the LINE to create site-specific works that explored the ways light and shadows interact in the lobby, titled “The Strange Slant of Light.”Read More
On January 25, 2019 we hosted our Third-Annual State of the Uterus, a fundraising party for reproductive justice and human rights. And during the party, one of our artists-in-residence, Jinni J, installed an interactive portrait station. Jinni J invited each attendee to create a motivational reflection of themselves, transcribing their answer to the question “What Makes You Resilient?” on a hand mirror.Read More
In 2019, SOTU raised $8500 for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, the Abortion Care Network, Collegiate Mom Coalition, the KIND Clinic and #BBATX (that's us!).Read More