“at the tender table ‘Yes’ is an unclassifiable pleasure.
Tender Table seeks out stories about traditions with food, the restaurant industry, food’s impact on the body and body image, and everything in between our sweet, savory, sour, bitter relationships to food.
Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women, trans, and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or people of color. We seek out narratives about the sweet, savory, sour, and bitter relationships to food and its connections to identity, memory, and community.
At Tender Table, all are welcome — expect to be immersed in stories, and sample delicious food prepared by the speakers. “
For those of us who live at the shoreline standing upon the constant edges of decision crucial and alone for those of us who cannot indulge the passing dreams of choice who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns looking inward and outward at once before and after seeking a now that can breed futures like bread in our children’s mouths so their dreams will not reflect the death of ours;
For those of us who were imprinted with fear like a faint line in the center of our foreheads learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon this illusion of some safety to be found the heavy-footed hoped to silence us For all of us
this instant and this triumph We were never meant to survive. And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain when the sun sets we are afraid it might not rise in the morning when our stomachs are full we are afraid of indigestion when our stomachs are empty we are afraid we may never eat again when we are loved we are afraid love will vanish when we are alone we are afraid love will never return and when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed but when we are silent we are still afraid
So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.
Black Woman Is God, Year of The Trinity Photobooth
“Black womxn performers, visual artists and vendors from the Boston area and beyond are coming together to uplift the power of creation. BLACK WOMAN IS GOD is a sacred, ceremonial and celebratory space created by Black women for the appreciation of Black women's contributions to art, history, and existence. Please note that gender non conforming, and male identifying community members are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the night as well. The event is part interactive gallery, screening of original short film "When The Sea Rises", part live performance and part dance celebration.
Radical Black Girl invites you to explore divinity through the lens of the Black Woman. The intention of the space is for collective healing, recognizing our pasts and our ancestry, and reimagining a present in which we are in control of our own narratives.
This event is on Mother's Day weekend, please invite a woman in your life whom you are grateful for and would like to celebrate. There will be a special moment in the night where you will be able give appreciation to a black womxn you know and love.
Note: Please bring an offering (fruit, flowers, candles, written prayer)
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Performances start at 7:00 PM
Dance Party starts at 9:30 PM, Tune provided by DJ TroyFrost
FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email email@example.com with any questions. “
Network and Unwind with B Ladies i Public Health Boston & BBWiH
“Networking Mixer for Black Womxn Public Health and Health Professionals in Boston About this Event: Black Ladies in Public Health and Boston Black Women in Health are excited to present the first 2019 networking mixer for Black Womxn Public Health and Health professionals across Boston. Join us as we come together for this FREE event to network, eat and drink, and unwind after 5 with other empowering Black womxn in the Boston area! We are also excited to share more information about both organizations: Black Ladies in Public Health Boston and Boston Black Women in Health. Join us to also learn more about the BLiPH Boston activities planned for our inaugural year and about continued opportunities to engage with BBWiH this year! Registration required and will be capped when we reach capacity for the space. There is Free Parking available in the Crosstown garage. Please reach out to BLiPHBoston@gmail.com if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing your face in the place!”
Hip Hop + Haute Couture
MFA Late Nites: Hip Hop + Haute Couture
"Wear your best look and join us for a special sneak peek of "Gender Bending Fashion" at the next edition of the MFA Late Nites, an after-hours celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The event features a wide range of programming created in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more:
• Preview "Gender Bending Fashion" before it opens to the public on March 21! The exhibition looks across a century of style that dares to break the rules regarding the relationship between gender and dress. More than 60 boundary-pushing designs are featured, presenting the work of groundbreaking contemporary designers—including Alessandro Trincone Official, Rad Hourani and Thom Solo—in the context of historical trends like the garçonne look of the 1920s and the peacock revolution of the 1960s.
• "Hip Hop + Haute Couture," a lineup of performers in the Shapiro Family Courtyard, curated by Billy Dean Thomas featuring designs by Villada Michelle. The lineup includes DJ sets and live performances by Vintage Lee, DJ SLICK VICK, Neon Calypso, Abdul Johnson and Boston Chery.
• Explore the work of designers SALT, A/C SPACE, Landeros New York and Stuzo clothing in “Ungendering Fashion,” a presentation curated by dapperQ. Each designer will present their collections in custom, interactive installations throughout the evening.
• New York City-based The Phluid Project, the world's first gender-free clothing store, will offer select apparel from their new spring 2019 line in the Main Bookstore & Shop.
• Stop by Fluide's Beauty Bar, featuring an on-site makeup artist, pop-up shop and DIY makeup station. Fluide is a collection of high-impact, cruelty-free makeup for all skin tones, gender expressions and gender identities.
• Find your new favorite ‘zine, a boldly designed poster, evocative jewelry and more at the Maker Market, which will highlight queer, trans and gender nonconforming artists making work in Boston and beyond.
• Express yourself in the Karaoke Lounge with DJ Dayglow! Request a song, bring a drink and try out a new look with fun props and accessories while you perform.
• Get inspired by boundary-pushing designs in "Gender Bending Fashion" and create your own stylish accessories to wear throughout the night.
• In addition to "Gender Bending Fashion," explore the exhibitions "Graciela Iturbide's Mexico," "Postwar Visions: European Photography, 1945–60," "Radical Geometries: Bauhaus Prints, 1919–33" and "Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity."
• Enjoy a variety of food and drink options, including a tasting menu in the Shapiro Family Courtyard, a Beer Garden located in the Garden Cafeteria and wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks at Taste Café.
MFA Late Nites is made possible by Trustee Dr. Jeffrey Leiden and his wife Lisa. Sponsored by Chase."
Empowered is a night of poetry, live music with a panel curated to empower Women of Color and encourage them to heal from their traumas and change their narratives.
Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Organizer/Publishing Author/Speaker - Slandie is a poet, freelance writer and a cultural curator. After years of trying to assimilate into a society that would never celebrate her duality as a black woman and an immigrant, Slandie decided to catalyze her rebirth through her poetry. She completed her first poetry chapbook Dénouement inspired by emotionally reconnecting with her mother. Dénouement is a record of Slandie’s healing as she regained balance over her mental health, unearthed a deeper understanding about the ways maternal relationships (or lack thereof) affected her, defied society’s constructs of race and gender, planted and nurtured self love until she blossomed. Slandie owns the blog Hidden Angles where she hopes to use her voice to inspire others into taking action and remind women that they have a voice that’s meant to be used without needing permission or validation. Slandie is the president and founder of Black Millennial Book Club - an initiative created in an effort to bring Black Millennials together to read books written by Black Authors. Event Link
Queens Talk Second Annual Pre-Valentine’s Day Themed Meetup: Centering the Love on Ourselves!
"Happy New Year all!
This will be Queens Talk Second Annual Pre-Valentine’s Day themed meetup: Centering the Love on Ourselves!
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we all can feel the love that is in the air and can also expect the flood of photos of those showing love and appreciation to their significant others/romantic partners. As a pre-Valentine’s Day treat, we will be centering the love on ourselves by discovering what it means to pour into our own cup and cultivate healthyrelationships. We will be establishing boundaries and gratifying ourselves and the ones we love by gracefully practicing assertiveness through discussion questions and relationship building exercises.
Our featured speaker is Tiffany Mangum. Tiffany is a charismatic, energetic, down to earth Southern Belle with a Midwest city twist. After growing up in the DC Metro area and then moving to Chicago where she received her yoga certification, she decided to make Boston her new home in 2013. She brings over 8 years of experience and teaches many styles of yoga catering to all fitness levels and body types. Along her teaching journey, Tiffany found that yoga was not as accessible to the community as much as she desired. She founded Trupeace Wellness - a wellness collective designed to create opportunities and spaces where people from the community could gather and connect to mindful living.
Her commitment to sharing Trupeace Wellness’ vision makes it possible to partner with both for-profit and non-profit local wellness programs to make and mindfulness more accessible. In her own self-care journey, she realized committing to “self” was both challenging and rewardful. Through other Women's stories about their self-care journeys, she also found out that she wasn't alone.
In early 2018, she curated “The Mindful Woman: Goddess Coffee hour” and “Mindful Woman: Roots to Blossoms Self Care Series” as safe spaces to allow women to come together from all different backgrounds, to be vulnerable, to be radiant, to reconnect to self-awareness, self-love, and to share both the intricacies and simplicities of their journeys. She leans heavily into divine wellness as she fosters spaces that motivate, incite open expression, and expunge fears of "not being good enough" or not being worthy. Tiffany is a true inspiration and leaves a mark of self-love and self-awareness whenever she expresses herself.
This meetup is brought to you by our Development Officer, Iris Lapaix, and our Vice President, Nephtalie Dujour.
For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the meetup, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art featured in the portraits - Scarred Perceptions by Jacob Giberson (for more information email email@example.com
Location: Mass Art's Kennedy Building 625 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. February 9, 2019
Healthy Visions 2019
Healthy Visions 2019
Theme: Mind, Body, Spirit, Community
Wellness Panel and Resource Tables
Wellness Topics and come learn Afrobeats
Individual and Community Vision Boards - all materials provided
Free HIV/STI Testing
For more information or group registration
please contact Irvienne Goldson
Thursday January 31st 2019
Thelma Burns Building - 575 Warren Street Roxbury
Saint Sebastian Festival 2019
The Theater Offensive's OUT’hood Series will present Boston’s third annual Saint Sebastian Festival 2019 (Festival de San Sebastian 2019). Following the past two year’s major success, this year’s celebration will continue bringing the traditions of Puerto Rican culture and celebrations to Boston. The festival will feature Puerto Rican food, community parade, theater and live performances by: Jorge Arce & Bombazo Boricua, Fabiola Mendez & Herencia Criolla, Samantha Love, and Eric German & His Orchestra. All are welcome to celebrate this special day and learn about Puerto Rican cultural heritage traditions while honoring Saint Sebastian, one of the great icons of modern queer culture.