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    BGM × Girlboss Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    Panels, Lectures, Workshops

    Date & Time
    November 17, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    The Knockdown Center
    52-19 Flushing Ave
    Queens, NY 11378 United States
    Can't attend but would still like to support? Make a monetary donation to help sustain our programming.

    Print is dying. Magazines are shuttering. Digital publishers are consolidating. It's tough out there. But what happens next? Featuring women thinking about media in brand new ways, pushing boundaries and telling truly innovative stories explain what the future of storytelling could look like.

    Part of The Girlboss Rally"Part conference part experiential inspiration wonderland, the Girlboss Rally has taken the tired conference world by storm, creating a space for the next generation of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and thought leaders to meet, hatch plans, and thrive together."

    about the speakers

    Shydeia Caldwell

    Black Girl Magik

    Shydeia Caldwell is a visual and performance artist who creates work through curatorial, film, and performance. Propelled by a need to develop experiences for women of the African diaspora, Shydeia launched Black Girl Magik (2015 - present) to create physical and digital spaces lacking within her community. As a community leader, she has partnered with institutions to create programming centered on elevating the black community. Moreover, her education in African American studies has allowed her to understand the significance of fostering these experiences.

    Ariel Wengroff

    VICELAND / Broadly

    Ariel Wengroff is currently an Executive Producer of the Emmy nominated VICELAND show WOMAN with Gloria Steinem and Publisher of Broadly, VICE's women's interest channel. Wengroff was formerly a series associate producer for the award winning series Vice on HBO and Chief of Staff where she worked closely with Vice Media Founder and Chairman Shane Smith. A recipient of the Wainwright Poetry Award, she writes for The Huffington Post, Vice Media, BBC and her work is published in the United States and Europe. She is currently on the board of Lesbians Who Tech and is a former commissioner on the Vermont Commission on Women and former member on the Vermont Board of Libraries.

    Marah Lidey

    Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Shine

    Marah Lidey is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Shine. She previously served as Director of Mobile Products and Messaging at Do Something, where she helped lead the scale the organization from zero to 5 million members, and previously built her career in product and content at companies like American Express, Viacom and Autotrader.com

    Disconnecting to Reconnect

    The Black Girl Magik collective supports each member in her healing journeys through our annual self-care break. During this time we disconnect from social media to the capacity our programming allows, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. Additionally, we take this time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. We are now considering what this self-care break can look like when we invite transparency into our restoration process, and engage our community through physical programming.

    The main goal of our residency with Powrplnt is to provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing and to define self-care on their terms. We aim to: 1) conjure the capacity to center the resilience of women of color; 2) provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing with us, and to define self-care on their terms; 3) host programming, open studios and discussions for and with the community.

    Healing is a journey and we are honoring this journey as a collective by disconnecting from social media, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. We invite you to join us and can’t wait to share how you can meet us IRL.

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories(3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home