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  • Spaceus 467 Washington Street Boston, MA, 02108 United States (map)
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Look. We’re nerdy af. We still love that September vibe and despite being out of school for a year or two (....hehe) we still want new pens, new outfits, and a brand new batch of motivation and manifestation with the new season. Also is anyone else just ready for cool fall weather and sweaters and scarves? Great, same. 

Calling all feminist babes - come grab some swoony back to cool goods for your September fresh start. Manifest something for your future. Meet someone new. Take a chance on yourself. Leave the bullies at the door. Catch ya there!

Speakers

  • Katytarika Bartel

    Katytarika will be speaking about art, organizing, dismantling adultism, positive community building, the importance of youth work, poetry, and giving young people agency.
    Katytarika Bartel (they/she) is an artist, educator, and organizer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Katytarika is a queer, mixed race Thai-American photographer and award-winning filmmaker interested in shining light on spaces of in-between. Katytarika is fiercely passionate about making photography more accessible, letting young people do things, and the color yellow.

  • Zenaida Peterson
    Zenaida Peterson will be speaking about love: loving our homes, land, spirits, energy, but also desire and conflict love as a justice practice.

    Zenaida Peterson (they/them), author of Breakfast for Dinner and Other Blasphemous Things published by Pizza Pi Press, is an organizer, a house plant gardener, and a Black non-binary poet from the south currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts. They are the founder of Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS), an all ages radical poetry slam for feminine folks. They have competed in 5 and coached 2 national poetry slam competitions, placing in the top 10 each time. They are prepping for the apocalypse by learning to make plant medicine, engaging in restorative justice, and farming. Outside of community work they spend their time recruiting and doing equity work with Quaker Voluntary Service and are a race equity consultant.

Pop-Up Book Shop

Print Ain’t Dead is literary society and Boston’s first pop up bookstore run by queer Black femmes, for POC, reading POC. Founded by Cierra Michele Peters and Arielle Gray. New and gently used books written by authors of color will be sold at a reduced price, so people can afford to expand their collection of books and expose themselves to literature they may not have access to otherwise.

Photo Booth

Get your portrait take by the immensely talented, inimitable OJ Slaughter (they/them), an artist who believes in making sure people feel respected and themselves in their art, and that people deserve to have pictures of themselves that feel good. Portraits will be available on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale, and on a first come first served basis.

OJ Slaughter is a Non-binary, Black, and Jewish photographer and digital artist whose work focuses on re-imagining what the future of Black history looks like. Using color, composition and perspective to challenge the way the world sees people of color, their subjects exist in a world of their own. OJ’s main goal is to give communities of color their own space to create and curate their own history. Working with subjects to see how they want to be perceived instead of telling the subjects who they are, creates a feeling of family while shooting. They hope to continue to create work that will inspire the people around them.

Vendors

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Earlier Event: August 15
Movement, Magic, Meditation