Wellness is a feminist issue. Trying to feel good shouldn’t feel bad. The burgeoning wellness industry can feel so unattainable, burdensome, and frankly bullshit. While ideas of ritual and self care gain popularity, sometimes they can feel like another way to make you feel “not good enough.”
But they shouldn’t. Creative work + wellness are not mutually exclusive. You should have tools to feel wild, free, and well, in whatever way you choose. And to harness these tools in ways that help you battle the trauma that is inflicted on us daily by the immediate and historic pressure of living within a racist, capitalist, patriarchal, ableist, homophobic society.
As many creatives know - this is easier said than done. We won’t solve all of these problems in a day, but we do believe that coming together as a community and sharing alternative resources can work wonders. We also believe that vulnerability and listening are radical acts.
Join us to hear some new voices, learn some new things, and meet some new folks. Oh and also shop rad local vendors with snacks in hand.
Sarah Potter | Color Magic for Creatives
We are unbelievably excited to welcome Sarah Potter experiential curator, art advisor, conjurer of color magic, and intuitive tarot reader to speak on color magic for creatives, a means of using specific hues to conjure different energies and manifest personal transformation. With a discerning eye, she utilizes her passion for modern-day mysticism, spirituality, and the occult to create experiential exhibitions of innovative artwork and memorable performances.
Learn more about Sarah
Nina Gallant + Madison Trapkin | Food, Feminism, Freelance
Photographer Nina Gallant of Parachute Studios and Madison Trapkin of GRLSQUASH, a womxn's food, culture, and art journal, will kick of the day’s events with a discussion of three things we think about daily, food, feminism, and freelance. They will bring their expertise as creatives, producers, and thought leaders, in Boston and beyond, to the stage to tackle these important topics.
Janan Graham-Russell | On Transitions
Janan Graham-Russell is a PhD student and cultural commentator who writes about lifestyle, anthropology, and mental health. Her talk will be is a feminist-centered conversation on normalizing and navigating discussions about death and dying, focusing specifically on physical and emotional transitions.
Kristen Ciccolini | Intuition Nutrition
Holistic nutrition coach, founder of Good Witch Kitchen, and magical babe Kristen Ciccolini help’s people manage their health naturally through whole foods and nourishing rituals. Learn the best brain and energy-boosting foods and rituals to lay the foundation for a stronger connection to your intuition.
Rayshauna Gray | On Imposter Syndrome
Rayshauna Gray channels her curiosity and incessant desire for meaning into her research and writing at Harvard, Tufts, and the Cambridge Historical Society. If you're tired of doubting your own value, the Change of Heart framework was designed to help you get to the root of how Imposter Syndrome manifests in your life so you can live and work in healthier ways.
2:30 PM | Hellos!
The Cauldron introduction + welcome Nina Gallant of Parachute Studios and Madison Trapkin of GRLSQUASH on freelance + feminism + food
2:45 PM | Sarah Potter on color magic and creativity
Experiential curator and art advisor at SP Projects, conjurer of Color Magic, intuitive tarot reader
3:15 PM | Rayshauna Gray on imposter syndrome
Author, historian, and researcher at Harvard University and Tufts University mapping Black history since 1620
3:45 – 4:30 PM | intermission
Shopping! Snacks! Pee break! Selfies! Chatting!
4:30 PM | Janan Graham-Russell on normalizing discussions on death and dying
PhD student at Harvard + cultural anthropologist studying Afro Atlantic religious history
5 PM | Kristen Ciccolini on wellness around anti-diet culture
A holistic nutrition coach help womxn manage their health naturally through whole foods and nourishing rituals
5:30 – 6 PM | Shop and mingle!
This event will take place at the beautiful, potent Parachute Studios, a space that is all about open space, open minds, and being open to create. We are so grateful they are opening this space up to us.
Accessibility info: This space is on the 4th floor. There is an elevator and the space is wheelchair accessible. If you have any other accessibility concerns please let us know and we will come up with a solution together.
Parachute Studios is located inside the historical Distillery Building in South Boston.