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The Residency 2019: Volume One

  • The Line Hotel Austin 111 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

From April to September each year, BBATX curates a monthly residency highlighting the work of 10 to 15, Texas-based women and nonbinary visual and musical artists that create work and perform in our programs.

This year, join us at The Line Hotel Austin pool deck every first Thursday in April through September to enjoy art and a DJ set, celebrating the work of women artists in #BBATX’s 2019 residency. Dancing, swimsuits (optional) and it’s-almost-the-weekend behavior encouraged. :) 


— behind volume one of the residency 2019 —

Free and open to the public, the first night of The Residency opens on April 4, 2019 from 8 PM to 11 PM on The LINE Austin’s pool deck. Learn more about the artists behind Volume One below:

Jinni J  Jinni J. is a self-taught photographer and entrepreneur based out of Austin, Texas. Her photography often deals with the themes of beauty, empowerment, and intimacy. She has a humble and playful approach that can be seen in her photography. Her work has been internationally published in Seventeen Magazine, Bullett Magazine and Vice. She’s the co-founder of Raw Paw, a screen-print studio and arts collective based in Austin, Texas. Her laugh is loud and contagious—be careful.

Jinni J

Jinni J. is a self-taught photographer and entrepreneur based out of Austin, Texas. Her photography often deals with the themes of beauty, empowerment, and intimacy. She has a humble and playful approach that can be seen in her photography. Her work has been internationally published in Seventeen Magazine, Bullett Magazine and Vice. She’s the co-founder of Raw Paw, a screen-print studio and arts collective based in Austin, Texas. Her laugh is loud and contagious—be careful.

ericka herod / I WANNA BE HER  By way of Los Angeles, California, Ericka Herod, better known as DJ I Wanna Be Her, has called Austin her home since 2008. Graduating top of her class from The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Graphic design. She has worked for top advertising agencies in Los Angeles. Ericka has also worked for Trace Magazine New York/London from 2003-2009 where she had the chance to work with top photographers, journalist, artist, and music icons. Since 2008 she has worked for local Texas advertising agency before stepping out into the technology realm in 2012. She currently holds 2 positions as Creative Director in the tech industry. Her trendsetting style and undying passion for art and design have quickly made her a name to know on the Austin scene. She has been featured at many of Austin’s coolest and hippest bars and venues, spinning her unique eclectic mix of tracks from soul/funk, electronic, house, Nu-disco, hip-hop, and downtempo. Whether she takes it back with an old skool track or something you’ve never heard before, DJ I Wanna Be Her just wants to vibe out and have a good time with you.

ericka herod / I WANNA BE HER

By way of Los Angeles, California, Ericka Herod, better known as DJ I Wanna Be Her, has called Austin her home since 2008. Graduating top of her class from The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Graphic design. She has worked for top advertising agencies in Los Angeles. Ericka has also worked for Trace Magazine New York/London from 2003-2009 where she had the chance to work with top photographers, journalist, artist, and music icons. Since 2008 she has worked for local Texas advertising agency before stepping out into the technology realm in 2012. She currently holds 2 positions as Creative Director in the tech industry. Her trendsetting style and undying passion for art and design have quickly made her a name to know on the Austin scene. She has been featured at many of Austin’s coolest and hippest bars and venues, spinning her unique eclectic mix of tracks from soul/funk, electronic, house, Nu-disco, hip-hop, and downtempo. Whether she takes it back with an old skool track or something you’ve never heard before, DJ I Wanna Be Her just wants to vibe out and have a good time with you.


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— behind the residency —

The Residency 2019 is produced and presented by #bossbabesATX, with support from The Line Hotel Austin. The lineup has been curated by #BBATX committee member Xochi Solis. <3

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.

To meet all of the artists in our Residency and RSVP for all dates in this series, head to bossbabes.org/residency.

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