#bossbabesatx community meet-up
May 21, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
at Austin School of Film in Austin, Texas :)
It’s time to cook up a little personal and professional synergy. 〰️ Come through for one of our classic quarterly meet-ups on May 21!
With a selection of local vendors and opportunities to mingle, the night will begin with three stories on creative collaboration and community building from inspiring thought leaders living and working in Austin, Texas. After our speakers hit the stage, we’ll feature 25+ community announcements from women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers.
All people and professions welcome.
— on this meet-up’s theme: big synergy —
synergy (n.): the benefit that results when two or more agents work together to achieve something either one couldn't have achieved on its own.
It's the concept of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. In life, at work and in our communities, synergy is that space where the magic happens—where things fall into place, values align and our ideas find a home.
So, what does professional and personal synergy look like? How do we reject cultures of comparison and approach collaboration? How do we protect our own energy as we navigate opportunities, success and failures? This Spring, our meet-up (and our programs at-large) will serve as a moment to hear from and amplify women and nonbinary leaders in our community who create synergy through their work.
— meet-up schedule of events —
6:30 to 7:30 PM
This is a time to check in and settle in for the evening. Browse our makers and tabling organizations. Play some Babe Bingo (our classic networking game). Stop by the #BBATX info table to shop merch and contribute your thoughts around this meet-up’s theme. Visit this portrait station for a commemorative snap with artist Bailey Dieckman. Listen to a DJ set by one of our resident DJs, Double Trouble.
7:30 to 8:30 PM
We’ll pause on networking to hear stories of synergy from three different speakers, as well as our Babe Announcements. (What are 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. Announcements are currently closed. You can click here to view what’s up for announcements.)
8:30 to 9 PM
Continue mingling! Grab people’s contact information. Explore how to get involved at #BBATX. And enjoy. :)
— featured speakers —
Hamaila: Hamaila is a jewelry-maker, living and working Austin, Texas. A maker since a young age, Hamaila’s work has been featured at craftHER Market, Frida Fridays ATX, West Austin Studio Tour and more. Learn more here.
Double Trouble: Double Trouble is a DJ duo comprised of Erin Gentry (No Pasa Nada), and Lynn Metcalf (DJ What?!). Inspired by their strong connection and differing personalities, and working exclusively with vinyl, DT performs together in a song for song, battle style format, seeking to challenge and expand each other's preconceived notions of soundscape construction while searching for connective emotional threads in genres of music traditionally held separately. Double Trouble currently holds a residency at the Sahara Lounge producing Raw Sugar, a DJ showcase interpreting the concept of the slow jam, on the last Sunday of every month. You can learn more about Double Trouble in #BBATX’s 2019 Residency.
Minh Ha: Minh Ha is joining us at this meet-up to introduce A Brown State of Mind. A Brown State of Mind is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to shedding light on all artists of color through journalism, community and unconditional intentions to forward the culture. This summer, #BBATX is a partner on their annual Brown University, a series of free courses and workshops hosted by Texas creatives. Learn more here.
— featured makers and community organizations —
East Side Paddle
East Side Paddle is a woman-owned paddle-boarding company in Austin, Texas.
Works By Stepha
Stephanie Sandoval is a Tejana artist dedicated to redefining contemporary and abstract art as it relates to Latinx visual culture.
Faith Morrow Stick N Pokes
Living and working in Austin, Texas, Faith Morrow hand-pokes and designs tattoos.
Owned and operated by Renei Sims, Afro Gypsy’s jewelry and leather goods are hand-crafted in Austin, Texas.
Founded by Andrea Reesing, Lucky Nebula’s a home goods shop, with hand-crafted collections of bath soaks, balms, candles and more.
Makeup artist and skin therapist Jill Ventimiglia has been in the beauty and wellness industry for over 20 years. Stop by her table to learn more about her cosmetics line.
Emily Bryn Art
Emily Bryn is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, Texas.
Immediate Fashion School
IMMEDIATE Fashion School is a rolling collective of artists and creatives working in a variety of media who aim to playfully challenge dominant systems of fashion through study, art and performance. Each season, they hold critical theory reading and discussion sessions, skill-share workshops, collaborative art-making sessions, lectures and exhibitions.
The Ally Ship is an autonomous space for non-black allies who are about black liberation.
Lisette Chavez Print work
Lisette Chavez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, located on the southernmost tip of Texas near the Mexican border. She is an educator and printmaker specializing in lithography and installation.
Sewer Babe is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, Texas.
Luly is into arm knitting, crocheting, wood-burning, sewing and crafting.
Sex Positive Families
Sex Positive Families is an initiative to bring more comprehensive and accurate sexual health education to our communities.
Sharabella Fini is a painter based 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.