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#bossbabesATX August 2018 Community Meet-Up

  • Cheer Up Charlies 900 Red River Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)


AUGUST 15 FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 PM


Calling all women and nonbinary creatives, organizers, entrepreneurs and interested babes. How do you feel the most supported?

At this #bossbabesATX community meet-up, we'll learn how to better support each other by doing a little more of what matters—advocating for our own needs. On top of our community 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, we'll feature lessons from Lindsay Eyth, the illustrator behind eythink and founder of The Mall, Jasmine Robinson, a #bbatx committee member and founder of Texas Collegiate Moms, and Meghan Ross, the HBIC at That Time of the Month late night show. 〰️

Vendors, activities 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. [Announcement submissions are now closed.]

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 August topic question
This month's topic question is "When do you feel the most supported?" Anonymous answers will be collected during the meet and later shared on our blog.

Backpack Donation Table with the ROSE Project
As part of their Sept. 15 back-to-school event, the ROSE project will be accepting new school supplies and backpacks for underserved youth. We'll be taking the following donations: backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, journals, makeup samples, facial/body care samples, hair care samples, feminine hygiene products, gift cards, headbands and hair pins.

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

Set by DJ Ella Ella
DJ Ella Ella is an emerging mixed genre DJ in Austin, Texas. She is also part of #bbatx's 2018 Residency series and will have a showcase on July 5 at Native Hostels.

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.


Sorocco Society
Hand-embroidered, handmade and sustainable, Socorro Society repurposes vintage to create anew.

Elsie Greer
Originally from a quiet town in Massachusetts, Elsie took on NYC to obtain her BFA in 2009 from SVA. Currently residing in Austin, Texas she paints to pique interest and curiosity in the female form.

Lys Santamaria
With meticulous stitching and beading, Lys' art pieces and home goods are Latinx-inspired. 

Cecily Sailer of Typewriter Tarot
Typewriter Tarot is a collective of practiced Tarot readers based in Austin and Houston, Texas. They offer private readings in person or remotely (via FaceTime or Skype), as well as readings for couples, readings for events, parties, pop-ups, openings, or any gathering.

Eliana Bernard
Featuring ceramics and home goods, Eliana Bernard will showcase her latest collection. 

Plant Party
Established in 2010, Plant Party (formerly Slavonk & Hortus) is a terrarium studio and plant shop owned by plant enthusiast Keri Anderson. Plant Party offers a range of products and services, including deliverable terrariums, succulent plants, unique pottery, how-to workshops and event plant rentals.

Mujeres De La Luna
Mujeres de la Luna is a mujer-run botanica and specialty shop for the far-out babe.

SAFE Austin (featured community organization)
A merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, The SAFE Alliance exists to Stop Abuse For Everyone. We are dedicated to ending violence through prevention, advocacy, and comprehensive services for individuals, families, and communities that have been affected by abuse.


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: August 9
Meet Her Hands: Cindy Popp
Later Event: August 30