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#bossbabesATX June 2018 Community Meet

  • Native Hostels 807 East 4th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

#bossbabesATX Community Meet-Up

JUNE 19 FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 PM


*This event was previously planned for Historic Scoot Inn. Due to thunderstorms, we have moved to an indoor venue down the road. Please email with any questions.

Calling all women and nonbinary creatives, organizers, entrepreneurs and interested babes. Summer is here and we've got another meet-up in the works!

At this meet-up, we're introducing something new. On top of our announcements, we'll also feature three stories from one creative, one business owner and one organizer currently living and working in Austin, Texas. This month’s theme is finding goodness, featuring lessons from Lamanda Ballard, the founder of Flo Code ATX, Deborah Valcin, an artist in our upcoming Meet Her Hands series, and Mary Kathryn Paynter, co-founder of Big Cheese Brands. 〰️ Vendors, announcements and all the usual things to be expected, too. All people, all professions welcome.


Babe Announcements
At every meet, we get 30 attendees on the mic to give a one-minute spiel on the creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related ventures. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a creative, a side hustler or an artist, this announcement space is a chance for you to engage with your community face-to-face. Click here to submit an announcement.

Announcements ASL-Interpreted by Monica Garcia
Monica Yvette Garcia has been working with, learned the language and culture of, and been influenced by the Deaf community in the greater Austin area since 2009. After attending the University of Texas, she received a BA in Anthropology and Communication and later became certified as Sign Language Interpreter with the State of Texas in 2015. She credits her ASL teachers, the Deaf community, and Interpreting mentors in bringing the knowledge of the language and respect of a respect for Deaf Culture into her life.

Our June topic question
This month's topic question is "Where are you finding the good in your life right now?" Anonymous answers will be collected during the meet and later shared on our blog.

Period Kit-packing Table with Flo Code
In honor of our guest storyteller Lamanda Ballard, the founder of Flo Code, we'll be collecting pads, tampons and panty-liners at this meet to distribute to displaced and underserved communities in Austin. Bring what you can or simply stop in to help pack.

#bossbabesATX photo booth by Oh Happy Day Photobooth
Visit this portrait station for a commemorative snap.

Live installation by #bossbabesATX June/July '18 URL IRL Visual Artist, Cindy Popp
At every meet, we introduce an emerging artist based in Austin, Texas.

Set by DJ Cassie S. of Dart Collective
Cassie S. is the DJ side project of composer and keyboardist Cassie Shankman. She primarily plays a mix of funk, disco and house, but other sets have included classic hip-hop, rap, indie-electronic-pop, club mixes, top-40s, and world music. She's currently represented by Dart Collective, a boutique DJ and live music collective.

During the meet, we'll play Babe Bingo, one of our favorite icebreakers. First to fill out their bingo card wins a #bossbabesATX tee!

Limited edition #bossbabesATX tees
Texan Feminist, Support Women Artists and BABE AF tees will be available for $20. All purchases support the continuation of our programming.


Mary Claret
Mary Claret is a small-batch and low-waste design house in Austin, Texas.

Roux St. James
Based in Austin, Texas, Roux Saint James creates intention-based botanical compounds and scents.

Zeal Studio
Driven by minimalist aesthetics and elegant design, Zeineb Alieva is an emerging jewelry artist and designer. She lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Revolution Stitching
Dismantling patriarchy with sick stitches, Revolution Stitching will be popping up with custom embroideries.

Bramble & Bee
Bramble & Bee is bespoke floral design shop and boutique.

Dope Crochet
Owned by Ericka Barnes, Dope Crochet designs are contemporary, unique and unlike anything else in the world of fiber accessories. All creations are handmade with quality and love right here in Austin, Texas. 

Brave Ceramics
Brave Ceramics is a handmade ceramics studio based in Austin, Texas.

Salud de Paloma
Founded by Rosa Rio Valdez, Salud de Paloma is a minority-owned and Latina-managed Texas olive oil company, with the mission to promote healthy nutrition and cooking in our communities.

Chosen Eyes
With over 20 years of professional experience, ChosenEyes has given spiritual guidance and healing to all those who come her way. She regularly provides tarot readings for the organizers at Hive Arts Collective.


Online pre-sale RSVPs are $8 and $15 tickets will be available at the door.
*All proceeds cover our operational costs and event production costs. 


About #bossbabesATX, the producer: Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. Since we've been in operation, we've provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 300+ Texas-based women artists, 400+ women-owned businesses and women activists. We were named "Best Bossy Babes" of 2015 by The Austin Chronicle, Tribeza's Top 10 to Watch in 2016 and we were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016. This production has been made possible in part by presenting partners Resplendent Hospitality.

Earlier Event: June 7
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Later Event: June 25
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