A Salon night, I kind of feel fancy just saying it. As we welcome 2020, a need for more community is evident. It is hard to gauge how we tackle this. For me, in a sense, it is a desire to go back to a time when people got dressed up, gathered in little back rooms, chain smoked, read each other’s work and gained more knowledge and care to push through without worry. And in a different and similar way, the Beauty Salon and how women found safety and ways to pass down stories and gather through these community institutions, has been on my mind as a deep desire too.As we begin the year, I’m happy to announce Pestañas, a salon style monthly reading and discussion night focused on essays with an emphasis on beauty, hosted by myself and my dear friend, Rubi Jones of This is Salon.
Our first night of Pestañas is January 29th. Details to RSVP and a PDF to the piece (The V Word, from Woman Of Color) right here.
What are some ways in which you plan to build community this year?
Photograph from my Woman Of Color Pre-Release party.