#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!
VOLUME Pop-Up Library Collection Station
This fall, all of our events will serve as a drop-off site for “VOLUME.” In case you missed it, through November 15, #bossbabesATX and Chulita Vinyl Club are building a pop-up library in San Marcos, Texas, titled “VOLUME,” to preserve our community’s influences and history. And you are invited to donate of vinyl records, zines and prints! Add to VOLUME’s collection, and bring your own donation on down to our info table at this meet-up. Learn more about VOLUME here.
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 —
Barbara Verneus is a counselor, social justice advocate and postpartum doula with Tiny & Brave Holistic Services. She has volunteered overseas in Senegal, West Africa for the African Birth Collective and also in Brooklyn, NY at Dyekora Sumda Midwifery Services as a midwife assistant to midwives. She has also been employed as a Live-Advisor at Pathways PA to teenage mothers. Barbara desires to serve families in the urban community; and overseas, such as Haiti in the near future.
Eller is a Leadership and Agile Coach and Professional Speaker living in Austin, Texas. She earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Boston University and holds multiple professional certifications. She speaks at technical, professional, leadership and women's conferences on Women's Leadership, Women in Tech, Mental Health, Technology, and Scrum and Agile Practice. Recently, she turned her professional talents toward social advocacy for women's rights, immigrant rights and mental health and works with small and large advocacy groups. Her dream is to live in a world where shame, fear and hatred cannot be used as weapons to silence dissent or dismantle healthy public discourse.
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.
A project of queer artist and educator Ellyn Rivers, Blue Child features a selection of handmade marbled earrings and paper goods.
CASA (featured community organization)
CASA is the beneficiary of our biannual craftHER Market community raffle, to be held on October 21 (more details on that here). CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. Learn more here.
— 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.