SISTERS WITH BROTHERS VOL 3: 📲 Black Internet Theory : Black meme labor, emotional response erasure, algorithmic racism and taking control of media as a form of reparations.
email : firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
doors open at 6pm
academia to begin at 6:30pm
delicious spread generously put together with love by holistic chef and herbalist Camilla
closing guitar meditation by Garfield Bright of Twiin Towers
opening dj set and karaoke therapy by pastelShade @txturedecstatic 🏾
1611 S Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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NAVEL’s main entrance is not wheelchair accessible, but our Hope Street entrance is. To access the elevator, please reply and we will be sure to accommodate you upon your arrival.
ACADEMIA PRESENTED by black femme internet wizards and forward thinkers :
Ruth Gebreyesus - Ruth is a freelance writer and producer based in the Bay Area. She will present her academia on memes and their movement in black digital galaxies, on memes created by young black folks, their subversive power. Check out her show Link In Bio.
Kandis Williams - Visual artist, educator and owner of Cassandra Press will present her reader on the Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire. Please look into her incredible readers on #BlackTwitter, #misogynoir and beyond.
Mandy Harris Williams - internet educator, artist, cyber critic, and pioneer of revolutionary hashtag #brownupyourfeed - please listen to #BROWNUPYOURFEED on NTS RADIO!
additional featured conversationalists :
Alima Lee - artist, director, forward thought, dj, curator and co-founder of Akashik Records // @alima_lee
Whitney Gibson - artist, set sister master manicurist, 1/2 of sex positive show Whits and Giggles on NTS // @whitneygibson
Maceo Paisley - artist, founder, author, dancer, founder of Nous Tous Gallery, Citizens of Culture. Please check out his latest book Tao Of Maceo // @maceopaisley
Def Sound - musician, poet, artist, founder of #nooneisillegal // @def.sound
Senay Kenfe - the low key mayor of Long Beach and community leader, photographer, activist, artist, selector of the Quiet Storm on NTS // @senaykenfe
Xavier Reed - father, husband, middle school principal, seeks equity for all // @xreed32
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SISTERS WITH INVOICES
VOL : 4
BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMIST
a in depth exploration of the lives and collaborative works of
ALIMA LEE + MANDY HARRIS WILLIAMS
"PORTALS" + "THE WORST WITCH"
2 - 6 pm
prompt 2:30 start
1388 S. Longwood ave
LOS ANGELES, CA 90019
MANDY HARRIS WILLIAMS is a critical theorist, writer, multimedia conceptual artist, performer, NTS radio host + pioneer of the viral hash tag namesake #BROWNUPYOURFEED , educator and internet/community academic.
IG : @IDEALBLACKFEMALE
MANDY + ALIMA LEE'S ART PRACTICE REDEFINES BLACK PRIDE IN AMPLIFYING THE SUPPRESSED VOICE OF THE BLACK FEMME. THEIR WORKS, BOTH COLLABORATIVE AND INDIVIDUAL PIONEER A NEW AGE OF UNAPOLOGETIC MEDIA FRAMING BLACKNESS IN IT'S HIGHEST FORM.
DELICATE VISUALS THROUGH ALIMA'S GAZE WITH SHARP EPITHETS IN COLLABORATION WITH MANDY AFFIRM OUR BLACK IDENTITY, BLANKETED IN ALL IT'S GLORY ON FILM. BEAUTIFULLY SHAPING THE IMAGE, STRENGTH, RESILIENCE THAT IS THE BRAVERY OF FEMME BLACKNESS. ALIMA AND MANDY HAVE COMMITTED THEIR BODY OF WORK TO AMPLIFYING + REPACKAGING VOICES IN OUR DIASPORA THAT HAVE BEEN SILENCED FOR TOO LONG.
THESE BRAVE WOMEN ARE RECTIFYING GRAVE INJUSTICES BLACK BODIES WILL NO LONGER STAND FOR BY TAKING BACK OUR IMAGE, REGURGITATING OUR LIVELY HOOD IN IT'S HIGHEST FORM FOR ALL TO SPECTATE, DAMMING THOSE THAT PARTICIPATE IN OUR CONTINUAL EXPLOITATION AS A PEOPLE.
( the Worst Witch was created alongside Devin Troy Strother and is currently available for view at Shoot The Lobster gallery until February 17, 2019 )
OPENING VIOLIN MEDITATION AT 2PM BY JASMIN FIRE
A violinist, composer, songwriter, performer and painter currently based in LA .
IG : @jasminfire
WHITNEY GIBSON is a nail stylist for fashion and film ( book her, she's tight! ) selector + co-host of Whits & Giggles - a show that explores the topic of sexuality on NTS radio. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose works involve immersive installation, writing and photography.
IG : @WHITNEYGIBSON
AMELIAN KASHIRO founded Sisters With Invoices. She is a wardrobe stylist, visual artist ( #WHOOPITAUGHTME ), writer, creative director, culture + critic on the state of affairs, believes that Whoopi is a fashion icon.
She also believes karaoke is life.
Jazzi McGilbert is a queer black woman + creative director from South Central in Los Angeles, CA. Like most women of color, Jazzi has worn many hats working in various creative fields as a writer, blogger, editor, producer and wardrobe stylist just to name a few. In her beginnings at the age of 15 Jazzi landed her first job at a local beauty supply. Finding her love for fashion at a young age, Jazzi worked very hard and soon found job opportunities in the fashion industry working for world renound publications such as Teen Vogue, Vogue Magazine and Fashionista.com just to name a few. Being one of the few women of color in these spheres, Jazzi faced difficulties while trying to follow her passion, facing life challenges while facing even more disparity brought on by privileged oppressors in the industry.
Her successful namesake blog - JAZZIMCG.com (now retired) - making her one of the first of a handful of pre-influencers in the burgeoning internet space circa 2005. Jazzi obtained partnerships with major brands such as Net-a-Porter, Evian, GAP, Macy’s, JCPenney’s and more, generating income as a style blogger in a way never seen before. She not only paved the way as one of the few women of color in this space circa 2005 but held the title of “influencer” WAY before the title became the status quo it is now.
A natural born content creator and magazine junkie, Jazzi hopped on a opportunity to work as NYLON Magazine’s Digital Editor during its last vestiges of relevance. After leaving NYLON she continued freelancing for a number of publications. After years of dealing with toxicity in the industry she made a decision to retire from the fashion digital life at-large in 2014, taking time to re-calibrate and rebuild herself.
She's now a dog mom of 2 in West LA, Creative Director at LOOM - a ground-breaking new education space that's all the rage. LOOM strives to empower people as they navigate their sexual, reproductive and parenting experience. In addition to LOOM, Jazzi continues to work as a freelance creative consultant. Stay tuned for the launch of the-contrary.com - a journey back to her beauty supply roots in the form of a gorgeously packaged resource dedicated to black folks, geared to launch in 2019 ( We highly suggest you sign up now! You don’t want to miss this. ) !
What’s your favorite 90’s 00’ R&B mood/artist rn?
Brandy has the most underrated catalog of all time. ALL TIME! New school: Kelela is my type + Rob Roy for life (don't sleep!) + I stumbled upon this new artist Tirzah who's been giving me allll the vibes!
Quote you live by :
“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." - Martha Graham (on artists)
Erica began her work in San Francisco, volunteering as a doula within the prison system, working with pregnant inmates. She went on to build a successful doula and health coaching practice in Los Angeles.
She is passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and the tools to advocate for their reproductive health and wellbeing. She has guided thousands of people in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood in her practice and through her book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood.
Erica currently teaches and sees clients at LOOM, focusing on periods, sex positivity, fertility, and pregnancy.
Please join wardrobe stylist, visual artist, designer and founder of Sisters With Invoices Amelian Kashiro Hamilton at Nous Tous Sunday August 19th for the launch of SWI!
SWI is a space I’ve been imagining and dreaming of creating for the past 2 years for freelance women + POC ( male + non poc allies who hire, work along side and pay employees fair wages are welcome ) to congregate in a effort to share stories, advice and tools on navigating through the freelance world of creativity from fashion, music, art, wellness and beyond. I will open the floor to what I know best, the world of styling - so if anyone has any questions or interest in this world please come through and even if you don’t I think we can all learn from different disciplines in the freelance space. From there we will open the floor for all those in attendance, sharing knowledge among the sisterhood.