Happy Galentine's Day! Come celebrate on February 10th at the Gladstone Hotel as we host an evening of talks surrounding the theme of female identified friendship & idolization. Doors open at 7:30, event begins at 8:00.
Topics & Speakers Include:
Margeaux Feldman—Hideous Friendships; Or a Girl's Relationship with Her Bestie
Cynthia Spring and Nadine Adelaar—How to start a Feminist Magazine with your Best Friend (and stay Friends)
Natalie Amber—Sexual Fluidity, Gender Fluidity... Friendship Fluidity? Why Female Friendship Belongs in the "Fluid" Category
Pish Posh—Easy Love
Curated by Kate Barss
Tunes by DJ Marty
Margeaux Feldman is a PhD Candidate in English and Sexuality Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She's currently at work on her dissertation, entitled &dlquo;The Hideosity of Adolescence: Refiguring Intimacy and Sexuality in America.&drquo; Her dissertation focuses on the ways in which adolescent girls have been depicted as hideous and how they've chosen to revel in their hideousness in order to depathologize female sexuality and create new forms of intimacy. Outside of academia, Margeaux runs Floral Manifesto, a feminist blog where she talks about the complexities and contradictions of contemporary feminism, which includes a love for fashion and all things floral. www.floralmanifesto.com
Nadine Adelaar and Cynthia Spring have been best friends and co-conspirators for nearly ten years. They are the co-founders of GUTS, a Canadian feminist magazine, and work professionally in publishing and web design. In their spare time, they enjoy hanging out with each other and sharing beers and cheese plates. gutsmagazine.ca
Natalie Amber's mom still doesn't know how to tell people what her daughter does for a living: life coach, urban gardener, emotional communications expert, upcycled clothing designer and DIY homesteading guru, Natalie Amber's state of mind is &dlquo;professionally retired&drquo;. She's looking forward to adding &dlquo;Female Friendship Lecturer&drquo; to her eclectic resume.
Pish Posh is alter-ego, a femmifestation of pure Femme love. She is heavy-handed with glitter, and subsists on cupcakes and dance floor sweat. Pish-Posh is here to celebrate your lushness.