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BODY TALK: a night of queer feminist storytelling on beauty and wellness

  • The Phluid Project 684 Broadway New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Body Politic x The Phluid Project present BODY TALK: a night of queer feminist storytelling on beauty and wellness. If you attended our BODY TALK event in June, you know this is not an event to miss! We’ll be hearing queer feminist perspectives on beauty, skincare, and the beauty industry from an amazing group of storytellers - stay tuned for our lineup announcement.

Join us for an open bar, DJ, and a variety of stories on November 16 from 5:30-8PM at The Phluid Project. We’ll be shopping, drinking, and listening to music from 5:30 on. Storytelling will begin at 6:30PM. No tickets are needed for this event, as it is open admission, but we highly encourage attendees to consider making a donation, so we can keep Body Politic events free and donation-based!

Our speakers include…
Arabelle Sicardi is a queer, Asian American beauty writer with bylines in NYMAG, ELLE, ALLURE, teen VOGUE, Real Life, Hazlitt, and more. They’re the former beauty editor at BuzzFeed and a longtime writer for ROOKIE. They write about the relationship between beauty, power, resilience and identity. 

Dana Suchow is an award-winning international speaker, educator, activist, and an expert in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention. She works as a speaker of all school levels, teaching children about body love, empowerment, and self-acceptance. She founded #MyBodyStory, an ongoing storytelling series to uplift girls and women’s voices, and co-founded The Ripple, a non-profit nationwide activists collective focused on helping women take action in their communities. 

Jenny Greenstein is a NYC-based personal stylist, and founder of Your Soul Style: a platform where style meets mindfulness. Through the vehicle of personal style, she supports individuals as they navigate self-expression through the many transitions of life. She strongly believes that authentic, confident style emerges from within, and we owe it to ourselves to live in that empowered space. Jenny resides in NYC with her wife Dina, and their 3-year old daughter Vida. Stay connected with her via Instagram or visit her website www.yoursoulstyle.com to learn more.

Njambi Morgan is a storyteller, model and spoken word artist. She reps Kenya, Flatbush and London. Her art reflects her personal experiences as well as her journey to loving and fully accepting herself. When she is not writing you can catch her dancing to Soca and Afro Beat or indulging in some good food.

Sarah Elizabeth Borst is a full-time intersectional feminist, part-time witch, birth and postpartum doula, photographer, filmmaker, writer, dancer and business owner who lives to raise women and femmes up.Her business, Blood, Bone and Honey, offers visual and energetic services to support women and femmes in their sensuality, sexuality and self-healing. She believes that gender is constructed, there is no gender in the spirit world, Divine Feminine energy is available to all that identify with it and we are the granddaughters of the witches they tried to burn.

Taylor Behnke is a writer, video maker, and digital organizer. Her YouTube storytelling series, It's Radish Time focuses on using story to create social change. She was named a YouTube Creators for Change fellow in 2017, producing a series called How To Organize, enabling her viewers to take action in their communities on issues they care about. She writes video content for her own channel and others, including educational series like How to Vote In Every State and The Federal Court System. Taylor is also a digital strategist for nonprofits and political campaigns, having worked for organizations like Hillary for America and GLAAD.

Alexandra Bolles is a media advocate and digital communications professional. She's received PFLAG Queen's Brenda Howard Memorial Award and the Bisexual Resource Center's Bee Hero Award for her bisexual+ advocacy, including co-founding the annual digital campaign, #BiWeek. Follow Alexandra on Twitter at @anorianb.

Laura Delarato is a writer, video producer, artist, nude art model, body image activist, and sex educator based in Brooklyn, NY . . . she also very aware of how intense that sounds. Her art and essays have been featured on DameSaltyBeautyConRavishlyPeopleAllureNBCLunaLuna MagazineTravel + Leisure, and Revelist — and she can be seen modeling for Blink Fitness, Dia & Co, Target, PlusBKYN and Gwynnie Bee. Her work is deeply planted within body politics, fitness, sex education and plus size representation.

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