For our June, Feminist Culture Club, we’ll be discussing Girl, Stop Apoligizing, the book that became a New York Times Bestseller that became a phenomenon. This is the ‘How’ response to Hollis’ book Girl, Wash Your Face, and gives actual strategies for taking ownership of your life. It’s a goal-setting manual, a pep talk, a self-help guide, a talk with a best friend, and a reminder to who you are, all rolled into one. We’re slightly in love with it. We think you will be too!
For our May Feminist Culture Club, we’ll be discussing Russian Doll, the new Netflix comedy-drama created by Natasha Lyonne (who also stars), Amy Poehler, and Lesyle Headland. In twisted Groundhog Day style, Nadia keeps reliving the day that she heads to an NYC party to celebrate her 36th birthday and dies, in various ways. We can’t tell you more or we’ll give too much away. Just watch the first series, then let’s unpick this together and figure out what its really about.
We're partnering with Play-Well on a special free demo of their Spring class, Girl Powered Engineering using LEGO.
For our April Feminist Culture Club, we’ll be discussing The Dropout, ABC’s popular podcast about tech pioneer Elizabeth Holmes and the downfall of her company Theranos. It traces the fascinating story of how Holmes went from the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire to being indicted for fraud charges, how a company that promised to change the world led to allegedly making patients more vulnerable, and how the media was unknowingly complicit in both. Its all here: betrayal, hubris, fame, even love.
Creative Talks with Bridget Quinn, author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)
Join us for a morning of art history and creative encouragement as Bridget Quinn talks about her recent publication, Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), followed by a Q&A.
For our March Feminist Culture Club, we’ll be discussing Tara Westover’s striking memoir Educated. Repeatedly on Best of Lists for 2018 (just see this list over on Amazon), this is a book that has stunned people with its true tale of a seventeen-year old Westover entering a classroom for the first time after growing up in a Survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho.
To kick of our 2019 Feminist Culture Club, we’ll be discussing Tamara Jenkin’s Private Life currently showing on Netflix. This poignant film is about a long-married couple’s quest to have a baby through adoption or IVF. It’s wonderfully well acted by Paul Giamatti and Katherine Hahn and is so cleverly written, that while it deals with a serious topic, it remains entertaining. We loved this movie. There’s so much to talk about.
We're hosting a special Holidays edition of our Creativity Loves Company sessions and we’ll be doing that thing that some of us love and some of us quite honestly hate, gift wrapping. We’ll provide the materials and some festive cheer, you bring your gifts, and over the evening we’ll get all those presents beautifully wrapped.
For this final meeting of the year, we’re handing over to you. We want to hear what female-produced content you’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and thinking about over 2018. So come armed with the answers to just three questions: what you’ve loved in 2018, what your guilty pleasure has been, and what you are looking forward to in 2019. See you at Culture Club!