#bossbabesatx community meet-up
February 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
at Native Hostels
It’s time to reconnect, set intentions and continue riding the wave of 2019’s growth energy. So, join us on February 26 for our first community meet-up of the year!
〰️With a selection of local vendors and opportunities to mingle, the night will begin with three stories of resilience from inspiring thought leaders living and working in Austin, Texas. After our speakers hit the stage, we’ll feature 25+ community announcements (submissions now open) from women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers.
All people and professions welcome.
— on this month’s theme, resilient affirmations for 2019 —
As we step into 2019, our team has three affirmations of resilience, each inspired by this community:
You’re doing big work.
You’re not required to be all of yourself at once.
It’s ok to change.
Feel free to hold yourself accountable to these mantras, too—and come to the meet-up with your own thoughts on what they mean to you.
— 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. Click here to submit an announcement.
Our February ‘19 topic question
This month's topic question is "What are you here to learn? What are you here to teach?" Anonymous answers will be collected during the meet and later shared on our blog.
#bossbabesATX photo booth
Visit this portrait station for a commemorative snap with artist Jeanette Nevarez.
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.
A set by DJ Cass&ra
DJ CASS&RA (pronounced DJ Cassandra – female DJ based in Austin, TX) is the DJ side project of composer + 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 (open format DJ). As a trained musician who understands the musical theory behind songs, Cassie began DJing friends' house parties, creating a good vibe, and began growing her audience and clients. She now DJs for crowds of over 3,000 people. DJ Cass&ra is part of #BBATX’s residency program.
— featured speakers —
Kelly Dugan is the Founding Editor of Peach Fuzz Magazine, a sex-positive, body-positive nudie mag in Austin, Texas. She's also the founder of Tomorrow's Parties Custom Catering and regularly works as a freelance analog photographer. You can find her creating the dessert menu at Justine's Brasserie. Learn more about Kelly here - http://www.kellyelenadugan.com/
Emma Robinson is a digital activist at The Afiya Center. She's also the creator of a program called The Womanist Read-In, which is designed to frame reading time with social time, while imagining a future where 1.) access to revolutionary texts is the norm AND 2.) learning continues to be a group activity after formal schooling ends. Robinson also penned #BBATX's 2019 SOTU reproductive justice and human rights guide, which you can access for free here: bossbabes.org/sotu2019
Amberly Washington is the owner and Creative Director of REVELRY and The Swoon Event. REVELRY is a creative production studio that specializes in event production, venue management and pop-ups. Through REVELRY, Washington produces The Swoon Event, a curated wedding showcase with stops in Austin, New Orleans, San Diego and Dallas. Learn more at thisisrevelry.com.
— featured makers, community organizations + businesses —
Shira Melody Jewelry
Handmade and woman-owned, Shira Melody Jewelry specializes in affordable, trendy costume jewelry.
Hannah Parks Design
Designed and fabricated by hand, Hannah Parks creates unique metal jewelry and goods.
Adriana Jacobson, Naturopath Doctor
With a focus on homeopathic methods of healing and medicine, Adriana Jacobson offers naturopathic services and goods.
Bailey Dieckman Illustrations
Bailey Dieckman is a digital illustrator living and working in Austin, Texas.
Gloria Valentina is a sensitive Aries, jeweler and studio artist living on the border. (She’s visiting!)
Hey Elayna Vintage & Pre-loved Clothing
Sourced from Atlanta, Denver and Austin, Hey Elayna offers all shapes and sizes in variety of vintage styles in women’s and men's fashions.
Morgan Thomas is a designer and illustrator based in Austin, Texas.
Herb and Root
Herb and Root is a small family-owned business, making products by hand in our Austin studio since 2013. Their products—oil, powder, and salve—are ancient, used by their ancestors to experience the dreamy world of scent. (All are free of chemical emulsifiers, preservatives, phthalates, and harsh detergents.)
Rosa Bee Botanica
Rosa Bee Botanica specializes in non-toxic herbal tonics, balms, candles, and sprays made with care and the cleanest ingredients.
Bad ghoul Jewelry
Bad ghoul jewelry creates handmade fruit and veggie earrings in Austin, Texas.
— get your ticket —
Online pre-sale RSVPs are $10 and $15 tickets will be available at the door.
*All proceeds are contributed toward our nonprofit and the event’s production costs.
— meet the producers —
About #bossbabesATX: We’re a Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. We create space to share our crafts, catalyze multi-industry coalitions, promote intersectionality across disciplines, seek guidance and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. Anyone interested in our mission, core values, and initiatives are invited to participate—and learn more about how intersectional gender equality can improve their daily lives. We provide 1500 opportunities to women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers per year. More than 15,000+ community members also annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy. So, whether you apply to participate in one of our programs, attend our workshops, conferences and dialogues, or come out to a festival or market to support the community we’re building, you’re a member of this movement. All babes, all people, are welcome. :) Learn more at bossbabes.org.
About this program’s sponsors: #BBATX's 2019 community meet-up series is powered in part by Bumble Bizz, an app created for professionals to connect with each other, share, and learn. You can download the app here: https://bumble.com/bizz