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#bossbabesATX December '18 Community Meet-Up

  • Austin School of Film 2200 Tillery St Austin, TX 78723 USA (map)


DECEMBER 12 FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 PM


On December 12, we’ll host our last community meet-up of 2018, amplifying women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers in Austin, Texas.

On top of our 25+ community announcements, come through to hear three stories of resilience from women leaders living and working in Austin, Texas. 〰️As always, this meet-up will feature a selection of local vendors and opportunities to mingle. It’ll also serve as a moment to recognize and honor #bossbabesATX’s 2018 Babes of the Year (yes!).

All people and professions welcome.


RESILIENCE (n.): the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

We are creative risk-takers. Strong and capable decision-makers. Bold and powerful makers. Which means we bounce back. We push forward. And when we fail, we try again.

From our announcements to our speakers, this meet-up will explore our Winter ‘18/’19 programming theme: resilience.


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. [Submissions are now closed.]

Our December topic question
This month's topic question is "What makes you resilient?" Anonymous answers will be collected during the meet and later shared on our blog.

VOLUME: book, prints and magazine exchange
Over the last few months, we’ve gathered a collection of magazines, books, prints and vinyl through our collaborative library with Chulita Vinyl Club at Texas State University. So, bring a book, vinyl, zine or art print to exchange with us. :)

#bossbabesATX photo booth
Visit this portrait station for a commemorative snap with Jinni J.

Set by DJ Kay Cali
DJ Kay Cali 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, Babe AF, Texan Feminist and Life's a Spectrum, Baby tees will be available for $20. All purchases support the continuation of our programming.


At this meet-up, we are proud to honor and hear from #bossbabesATX’s 2018 Babes of the Year: Henna Chou, Florinda Bryant and Jessica Soukup. Our Babes of the Year awards started as a way to affirm and recognize members of the BBATX community who have worked diligently to push forward the nonprofit's values of arts empowerment, diversity and equality, personal and professional curiosity, collaboration and creative entrepreneurship. In the past two years, we have recognized 16 Babes of the Year (from creatives to entrepreneurs to community organizers), all who have struck out on their own to create autonomy, community understanding and space for others.

Following the awards ceremony (with trophies graciously custom-designed by women-owned firm, Trophyology), each honoree will share her story of resilience. You can learn a little more about our Babes of the Year below:

Florinda Bryant: We collaborated with Bryant, an arts educator and theatre organizer, in February of this year, in support of the production con flama. And since then we have had the pleasure of watching her work. From the stories she chooses to tell to the vulnerable resilience she has exhibited in times of community pain and trauma, she demonstrates the profound impact that intersectionality, the arts and education can have on our community.

Henna Chou: As our team has come to know Chou (an experimental musician and organizer behind Church of the Friendly Ghost) and better understand the context of her work within the experimental music community, it's clear to us that Chou’s work is a testament to resilience. She has diligently organized, included and worked to make more space for voices of the marginalized in electronic music.

Jessica Soukup: Since our team met Soukup at our Unity in Color shoot a year and a half ago, we've been amazed at the prolific nature of her activism. From the release of her book, “He/She/They—Us,” to the countless community events and creative endeavors she has lent her voice, support and advocacy to, as well as the organizing she has done on Texas State's campus to advance equality and trans visibility, Soukup reminds us that vulnerability is a radical act.


Little Green Press ATX
Little Green Press ATX is a small artisan business based in Austin, TX.

Lys Santamaria Jewelry
Lys Santamaria creates handcrafted art and jewelry by weaving tiny glass beads into fabric using a needle and thread.

Camellias and Curls
Black-owned and handmade, Camellias and Curls is a hair flower accessories project by Mélissa Peng.

Pure Harmony
Pure Harmony is a local Austin company specializing and selling Doterra essential oils, as well as handmade skin care products such as tooth powder, oil pulls. and a Hemp line.

Irides Boutique
Based in Austin, Texas, Irides Boutique is an online jewelry store and online boutique carrying handcrafted goods from small-scale designers.

Conscious Goods, LLC
Featuring a range of home goods and apothecary items, Conscious Goods (founded by KC McDaniels) designs all of their products with ethical production, effective use and pure, natural, plant-based ingredients in mind.

Las Ofrendas
A self-identified creatress, TK Tunchez vends jewelry, healing art, flower crowns, gemstones y más. She’s also the founder of Frida Fridays ATX, Fuego ATX and other markets and community spaces.

Creative Action (featured community organization)
Creative Action is a nonprofit, arts-based youth development organization that provides creative learning programs for Central Texas youth.


Online pre-sale RSVPs are $8 and $15 tickets will be available at the door.
*All proceeds are contributed toward our nonprofit and the event’s production costs. 


About #bossbabesATX: 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.