#BOSSBABESATX COMMUNITY MEET-UP
OCTOBER 24 FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 PM
AT NATIVE HOSTELS
Calling all women and nonbinary creatives, organizers, entrepreneurs and interested babes.
At our first #bossbabesATX community meet-up of Fall 2018, we'll explore the theme, "We Are Present." Together, we'll gather to celebrate the people who remind us to take up space. The trailblazers whose legacies encourage us to be loud. The figures of our past and present who remind us that it's okay to be unapologetically ourselves.
As per the usual, this theme will carry on throughout the evening's agenda. On top of our 25+ community announcements (submissions now open), we'll also feature three stories from one creative, one business owner and one organizer currently living in Austin, Texas. They'll share their personal icons with us, as well as information about their work and careers. 〰️
As always, vendors, activities and surprises to be expected. All genders, people and professions welcome.
— MEET-UP SCHEDULE OF EVENTS —
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. Submit your announcement here.
Our October topic question
This month's topic question is "Who inspires you to be unapologetically yourself?" Anonymous answers will be collected during the meet and later shared on our blog.
#bossbabesATX photo booth by artist Leika
Visit this portrait station for a commemorative snap.
Set by DJ Mahealani
DJ Mahealani is a multi-genre DJ, spinning vinyl in Austin, Texas.
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
Support Women Artists and Life's a Spectrum, Baby tees will be available for $20. All purchases support the continuation of our programming.
— FEATURED STORYTELLERS —
Dr. Lisa B. Thompson
Playwright and professor, Dr. Lisa B. Thompson. Lisa B. Thompson is the author of the book Beyond “The Black Lady: Sexuality And The New African American Middle Class” (University of Illinois Press, 2009) which received Honorable Mention in competition for the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize from the National Women's Studies Association. Her scholarship has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Finding A Way Home: A Critical Assessment Of Walter Mosley’s Fiction (University Press of Mississippi, 2008), and “From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances” (Wayne State University Press, 2011). She is also the author of several plays including “Single Black Female” (Samuel French, Inc., 2012) which has been produced throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Eller is a tech professional and community organizer, currently working as a leader within Families Belong Together Austin Organizing Committee.
Weigel is a policy and advocacy strategist based in Austin, Texas. By day, she serves as Campaign Manager for Austin City Council candidate Danielle Skidmore. By night, she directly serves InterAct, an organization advocating for the rights of Intersex Youth (learn more here). As an Intersex woman, Weigel’s personal and professional life are dedicated to community education, women’s rights and accessibility.
— FEATURED MAKERS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS + BUSINESSES —
Honest AF Cards
Unapologetically honest greeting cards, Honest AF is hand-crafted in Houston, Texas.
Based in Austin, Texas, Patchy Keen has been handcrafted for more than 15 years in Austin. Each piece is designed with delicate precision, and rarely ever duplicated.
Made in Austin Texas by Sara, Buona Sara is a holistic healing brand centered on herbalism.
Saffron Soul Tapestries
Featuring bright and bold textiles, Saffron Soul Tapestries was founded by Meesha Farzaneh. Inspired by her Iranian heritage, each piece is a testament to the beaut of fiber arts.
Founded in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, Venus is a space for creatives from underrepresented communities to showcase their work. We aim to provide an outlet for self-identified women and nonbinary artists, makers, activists, dreamers, doers, and anyone else that needs a platform for their message. We are independent, uncensored, women owned + run, and ready to share your voice.
description coming soon.
Casa Marianella (featured community organization)
Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services.
— GET YOUR TICKET —
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.
— MEET THE PRODUCERS —
About #bossbabesATX, the producer: Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. Our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1000+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. On top of that goodness, the public-at-large is invited to participate and learn more about how gender inequality affects their daily lives. More than 10,000+ community members annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy.
This production has been made possible in part by presenting partners Resplendent Hospitality.