Ageing FEELS Issue
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Ageing FEELS Issue

Come celebrate the official launch of Feels' ninth issue, Ageing!

Bring your friends, grab a drink & a copy of the issue, listen to some live readings and chat with creators Hannah Browne & Sarah Vardy and some of our lovely contributors.
Issue 09: Ageing features:

Jocelyn Anderson, Kara Au, Alison Auditor, Jen Backman, Daniel Bristow-Bailey, Clic., Hedy Dab, Jess T. Dugan & Vanessa Fabbre, Jared Durelle, B.Elae, Spencer Folkins, Theo Macdonald, Katrina Majkut, Alexandra Majerus, Suzany Manimaran, Iryna Merkulova, Francisca Matos, Caitlin Peck, Eric Potter, Heather Rattray, Serena Thomson, Amber Timm, Jaxon Waterhouse, Kristen Zimmer + many anonymous contributors.

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EMBRACE - the #BOPO BASH for Sheena’s Place!
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

EMBRACE - the #BOPO BASH for Sheena’s Place!

Come help celebrate the models, the crew and of course the fans for sticking by our side through this wild ride.

WHY GOFUNDME THO?
We decided to use GoFundMe instead of a traditional ticket service because they take a percentage of your ticket sales. #ShowMeTheMoney ‍♀️

Proceeds of our fundraiser will be going to Sheena’s Place in TO! Read below to understand more about what they do for Toronto:
“At Sheena’s Place, we offer hope and support to anyone 17+ affected by an eating disorder, as well as their families and friends, by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services, completely free of charge. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.

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Unruly Bodies
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Unruly Bodies

“All of us live in unruly bodies that we’re all trying to take care of as best we can.” —Roxane Gay
In a world that works so hard to control, discipline, and punish the bodies of women, and especially trans women, femmes, BIPOC women, non-binary folks, and sick and disabled women, how can we begin to celebrate our unruly bodies?
Featuring:
Sachiko Murakami
Renee Dumaresque
Nisa Malli
Lauren Ramsay
Jodi Chan
Faith
Erica Louise
Jess Goldson
Loretta Jean

Curated by Margeaux Feldman & Presented by With/out Pretend
Banner designed by Hannah Browne. Art by Leia Bryans for With/out Pretend.
*We gratefully recognize the support of the Toronto Arts Council.
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Access Note:
There are no steps leading up to the entrance
There are no e-doors, but there will be volunteers will be at the doors for easy access
The event space is all on one level, including bathrooms
Bathrooms are gender neutral and doors will remain open, as there are no e-doors
Bathrooms each include a wheelchair accessible stall and sinks, taps, towels, and hand dryers can be reached from a wheelchair
Accessible seating will be reserved for those in mobility devices as well as those who need to sit
All aisles will have clearance for wheelchairs and other mobility devices
We will have pillows and cushions available and can reserve one for you at your request
We request that attendees come low-scent or scent-free
We are in the process of trying to confirm ASL interpreters for this event. If you are an audience member requiring ASL please reach out to us at hello@withoutpretend.com to let us know and we can update you on our progress.

If you have any questions about access or access needs not mentioned here, please feel free to contact us at ameema@withoutpretend.com with the subject line: "Access Request for Unruly Bodies event".

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Revolution Festival
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Revolution Festival

Revolution Festival is a Mental Health charity event with all proceeds going to jack.org 

Event date: Saturday, August 24th, 2019 

Event time: 2pm until 11pm 

Location: 401 Mini Indy Entertainment Complex (37 Stoffel Drive, Toronto Ontario) 

Live Performances by: STEREOS , SEBASTIAN JAVIER +

GRACE BAKKER , RICHARD WALTERS , CHARLIE THE KID , SAGE HARRIS , MACI WOOD , GABRIEL HARVEY , JOSHUA PASCUA , THE WILDHOOD , BRANDON WATT , VALDII + MANY MORE! 

Speakers: Ally Geist and Emily Martin from jack.org

Outdoor activities include: Outdoor stage (live performances + speakers), live animal show/petting zoo, beer tent, vendors, food and drinks, carnival games and rides + much more. 

Indoor activities include: Go Karting, Glow In The Dark Mini Golf, Escape Room, Arcade + much more. 

Tier tickets are simply just different in price. Prices go up as tickets sell out! All tickets are general admission. For ticket inquiries or more information on the event please text or call 647 993 7631

Event happening rain or shine. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. 

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WTF is the Enneagram?
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

WTF is the Enneagram?

You've probably heard of the Enneagram at least once by now and you may have even read a couple of books on it, but WTF is it? How are you supposed to USE IT? What does it all MEAN?

Join Marissa and Tara of the podcast Enneagram for Idiots to get a practical, pop culture infused breakdown.

In this workshop / talk, we'll cover:

- What the Enneagram is, with pop culture examples of each type

- How to discover your type

- If you already know your type, we'll help you discover how to use the knowledge to your benefit at home, in relationships and life in general

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A Complicated Mind
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

A Complicated Mind

  • 49 Ossington Ave, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Complicated Mind by Patrick Skals:

After struggling on and off with depression for his adult life and exploring extensive treatments with limited results, Patrick decided to step into his fear.

A Complicated Mind is a visual expression of Patrick's mind. A snapshot of the anxieties, the maniacal, the melancholy and the bold pursuit towards mental health.

The exhibit is intended to be an exercise in mindful reflection. The only artist abstract will be the canvas in front of you. Introspection and open dialogue about mental health is encouraged.

The show is meant to challenge stigma, inspire and celebrate life.

Artist Bio:

Patrick Skals is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto. Inspired by ground-breaking artists and the vivacity of urban life, he draws audiences in with engaging colours and stimulating composition. Patrick’s style is distinctive, spirited and curated to provoke reverie and mindful reflection.

After working in the corporate world for over ten years, Patrick decided to transition his day-to-day to the dedication of his lifelong passion: art.

Art not only fulfills entrepreneurial aspirations, but also serves as a tool to support his mental well-being. After struggling with mental health challenges for much of his adult life Patrick found that immersing himself in his art proved to be one of best ways to combat against the struggles that come with depression. He continues to serve as an advocate for mental health, never afraid to share his story, intent on being one more voice to break down stigmas.

Patrick’s work can be found at juried shows, galleries and private collections throughout Canada, the United States and the UK.

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Wednesday Reset: Making Time for Rest
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Reset: Making Time for Rest

It’s no secret that self-care tends to rank pretty low on most freelancers’ priority list – especially during crunch times! Somewhere between drafting proposals, meeting deadlines and keeping clients happy, we often forget to take a moment to pause, reflect and reset.

Wednesday Reset with Keidi Janz is the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily shuffle and enjoy some quality time with like minded women.

The group will be led through guided meditation, open discussion and journaling time. Just bring yourself in comfy clothing, a notebook & a pen. Our intention is to create a safe space that will help you deepen your connections with yourself and others while we explore what rest looks like in our daily lives.

Women Who Freelance Toronto is a community where women of diverse freelance professions can network, share resources and find new work opportunities.

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Feminist Art Night
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Art Night

Girls’ Art League is back!
Join us on Friday, July 5 for an exciting night of artistic exploration. We will explore feminism, selfcare, and the importance of making space for healing through art. All proceeds from this event will go toward arts programming for marginalized women & trans youth across Toronto.

Girls' Art League (GAL) a Toronto-based arts collective with the mission of empowering young women and trans youth through the visual arts.
We are inclusive. GAL uses an inclusive definition of “girl,” “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans*women, those who are on the trans*feminine spectrum, and those who are genderqueer / gender non-conforming.

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Brunch + Beach Clean Up w/ Eco Lifestyle Chat
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Brunch + Beach Clean Up w/ Eco Lifestyle Chat

A get together for outdoorsy self-identifying women who love the planet and want to meet like-minded others in their community!

We are exploring the west end's Sunnyside Beach (AGAIN because there was so much garbage to clean the first time - we only got half way!). This time, we will be taking some time to learn from eco lifestyle guru Sammie Chan (@sammiechn) about the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, and personal steps she's taken to make her personal footprint greener.

What you need:
- 1 small garbage/recycling bag
- Thick gardening gloves for picking up trash (can get these at the dollar store!)

** This even is weather dependent and will be cancelled if it is raining. Please stay tuned to this group for updates.

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Cabaret Series - "Who Am I?"
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Cabaret Series - "Who Am I?"

4 Part Cabaret Series at Tranzac Club
June Show - "Who Am I?"
Songs about journey, life changing decisions, dreams, and what makes you, you.

Tickets
Pre – Sale
$20 Adults
$15 Student

At the Door
$22 Adults
$17 Student

There are only 40 tickets available for each show!!!
Contact burnettak@gmail.com to reserve your tickets.

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Taking The Freelance Leap: From Full-Time to Self-Employed
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Taking The Freelance Leap: From Full-Time to Self-Employed

Leaving your salaried, 9-5 job and diving into the full-time freelance world is a big step. While perks like working from home and having flexibility are attractive, the lack of security and a steady paycheck can be scary.


How do I know when I’m ready? How much money should I have saved before taking the leap? What about insurance and benefits? How do I keep myself motivated?


These questions are the main sources of hesitation for those looking to pursue a full-time freelance career, and they are the ones we will be answering during this event. Our panel speakers will be sharing how they successfully took the freelance leap and never looked back. Come and learn from their greatest challenges, get inspired by their stories and find out what it takes to be a successful freelance professional.

Is this right for you?

✨ You are looking to turn your freelance side hustle into a long-term, lucrative career

✨ You want the freedom to map out your own days and work on projects you’re truly passionate about

✨ You are desperate to travel more and the standard two weeks are simply not cutting it

✨ You want to mingle with like-minded women and be part of a community that grows and learns from each other

What you will walk away with:

✨ A series of actionable tips for taking your freelance business full-time

✨Your own digital copy of “The Freelancer’s Guide to Worry-Free Finances” by Paper & Coin

✨Day Pass to Eureka Hub Coworking Space




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Facilitated Networking Night - Making Meaningful Connections!
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Facilitated Networking Night - Making Meaningful Connections!

Whether you are an entrepreneur or business owner; a job searcher, newcomer, recent grad, career changer, or a connector, we're happy to host you at Mum's the Word.


WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Facilitated Connections. We recognize that networking is a skill that takes practice and time, so our team will facilitate meaningful connections to help you achieve your professional goals. We'll be mingling, and providing icebreakers to help ensure you feel as relaxed as possible. Our relaxed, non judgemental and welcoming team will be on hand to ensure even even those who do not consider themselves great at networking, shine!

A setting ready for real connection. Taking place in a private, quiet, and relaxed venue, our event has been carefully crafted with YOUR connection needs in mind. Yes, whether this is your first time networking or your 10th, we can guarantee that you will enjoy your time with us, and you will leave with relevant connections.

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Lemon Mixer
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Lemon Mixer

There are few worse feelings than walking into a tacky networking event, clenching a fistful of business cards wishing you were anywhere else, right?

Well, we’ve felt that feeling one too many times before and decided to trade in business cards for lemonade, and awkward chats for honest conversation.

Pop on in at the end of your work day for casual hangs on our indoor patio, make new friends and enjoy the good vibes.

AGENDA

5:30pm Welcome, you made it!

6:30pm Ask ‘n give. The best way to get to know who’s in the room and how you can help each other.

7:30pm Stroll on home, happy as can be!

Lighthouse Lemonade will be served! It's bright, delicious and the perfect way to end your work day! See you there!



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Breaking The Silence Open Mic
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking The Silence Open Mic

Our Women’s Voices presents our 3rd annual fundraising open mic event: BREAKING THE SILENCE. A conversation on oppression and violence against women in Toronto! June 21st is National Indigeous Day and to celebrate we’re having an indigenous storytelling circle featuring some of the best Indigenous women indentifying artists in the city.

Every year OWV holds a fundraiser to financially support woman identifying artists for our annual Summer event, coming up July! All proceeds go to local woman identifying artists. If you can‘t make our event, feel free to support and donate using the eventbrite link!

The panel will feature all OWV members for our Conversations with OWV Series and the discussion will be centred around experiences with oppression, specifically in the city and the lack of and/or accessible resources available for women.

We will be closing with an open mic for women identifying folk and femmes! open mic sign ups get discounted tickets! Message or email us to sign up! ❤️

*OWV does not turn anyone away for a lack of funds, please contact us owvevents@gmail.com if you need accommodations.*

Thank you to our sponsors Delta Family Resource Centre and Sandbox studios!

This a SAFE BRAVE AND INCLUSIVE SPACE. All folks are welcomed. The venue is wheelchair accessible!

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The Earth Citizenship Masterclass
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

The Earth Citizenship Masterclass

We know you are aware of environmental, social and economical challenges.

We also know that you are overwhelmed with information, to-do lists and responsibilities, right?

Climate Emergency is real, but what are we supposed to do?

We are here to guide you, with humility, simplicity and optimism!

Through educative, empowering and inspiring content, the Earth Citizenship Masterclass will take you on a journey to Self Love and Earth Love. Support your transition from Human Being to Human Doing (good) with confidence, compassion and choice.

The Earth is our home, and our home is in danger.

We need to understand the value of our lives and the connectedness to Mother Nature to become great Earth Citizens.

This masterclass will provide you real facts, tips and precious take aways to transform your lifestyle and support your transition to become a responsible, conscious and impactful CHANGE MAKER, on your own terms. For yourself, your friends, family, audience, become an Ambassador of Change and get ready to do your part and spread your knowledge.

Greenhouse Juice Lemonades, snacks, surprises & and a beautiful jungle room to get inspired!

Other details:

> Bring your phone/laptop/tablets to take pictures or notes of the presentation

> Bring your water bottle

> Be on time, we have a lot to talk about :)

Join the movement and let's be the change!


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Feel In Control Around Food Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Feel In Control Around Food Workshop

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH EMOTIONAL EATING?

Tired of eating really fast, standing up? Can’t keep snacks in the house? Think you have a willpower problem?

Join me and learn how to manage emotional and stress eating with curiosity, intuition, and self-care. So you can feel in control around food, and end the guilt and shame.

You’ll learn about:

  • The biological and emotional causes of over-eating

  • Why emotional eating has been your solution, not your problem

  • Why diets don’t work and what to do instead

  • How to keep any food in the house (yes, even chips and ice cream)

You’ll walk away with:

  • Evidence-based facts on why diets don’t work

  • Practical tips on how to have a more loving, joyful relationship with food

  • Insights on your biological and emotional triggers

  • A deeper understanding of how to tap into your intuition

This is for you if:

  • You’ve tried #allthethings—paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, celery juice, Whole30, WW—but still feel stuck and frustrated

  • You say things like “I have no willpower”

  • You’re ashamed of your late-night binges (...and the crumbs in your bed)

  • You want to learn how to eat without guilt and shame

What do you need to bring? Nothing! Just yourself.

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Meditation in High Park
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation in High Park

You are all welcome to join us for a meditation with Buddhist Monk Jason Simard, student of Tibetan Monk Lama Samten. There will also be a short introduction to meditation to find inner peace and a stable well-being according to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom.

Welcome to all. It's free.

You can reach us in Hawk Hill, between High Park Labyrinth and parking site.

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Be Your Own Boss
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Be Your Own Boss

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What to expect at this Experience:

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own business? Do you dream of being the boss of your own company one day - or just taking charge and being the boss of your life? Now is your chance to hear directly from a Toronto based entrepreneur who has done exactly that! Embiria's Founder & CEO Palak Loizides will share how she left behind her corporate career of 10+ years to launch Embiria, how she stays balanced through it all and tips on how you can too! Get the inside scoop and ask all of your burning questions at this intimate roundtable chat + Q&A.

Each attendee will enjoy treats, coffee, tea (and lemonade!) AND receive a complimentary day pass to Make Lemonade (worth $25) so you can come back and work out of this beautiful venue! Note: this Experience is limited to 12 spots to keep things intimate so grab yours early.

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Spring Networking Mixer
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Networking Mixer

Join us for a networking mixer where you can meet female professionals and entrepreneurs in Toronto, primarily on the east end! Ditch the business cards if you wish and just bring your good energy! This event is also open to male professionals and is easily accessible by TTC from downtown Toronto as well.

Tickets include access to the event and light refreshments.

*Note: We have 60 spots available for this event. By registering, you agree to have your photo taken during the event. If there are any concerns with this, please contact the event organizer beforehand.

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Appreciating Your Boobies 101
May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Appreciating Your Boobies 101

ALL BREASTS ARE BEAUTIFUL - so let’s have an event to celebrate them!

Join House of Anesi for a very special and fun night! Be a part of a unique fireside chat with Dr. Hillary Webster, Monique Bryan, Sarah Rennick, Zaina Moussa, and Jalisa Luces-Mendes and a special surprise guest, talking about breast health, breast cancer, gender identity, hormones and why society's standards have influenced the way women view and love their boobs.

Together we will provide a safe space to discuss all things related to women’s health, hormones, breast cancer, hormonal therapy, gender transition, and society body and breast stigmas. Breast health is an important topic to us and through this event, we want to bring awareness to it. Come join us to normalize these important conversations.
The time has come to start a positive relationship with your breasts! We want all women to accept and love the bodies they have, including their breasts - whatever shape and size they are! It’s your body, your breasts and it’s time to fall in love with appreciating your boobies!



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Creativity Everything #freeschool
May
21
to May 31

Creativity Everything #freeschool

Creativity Everything #FreeSchool: two weeks of creative everything, 21–31 May 2019. The chart below shows all sessions.

The Creativity Everything #FreeSchool is open and free to everyone. Although it’s not aimed at children – we recommend it’s for ages 16–160. But it’s not just for students. It’s not just for Ryerson people. We welcome everyone from across Toronto and beyond.

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Angel Investing
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Angel Investing

Have you been working on your business plan, but desperately need your messaging to resonate more with funders?

Want to network with the femmebought community of women entrepreneurs?

Looking for a mentor that can help you gain the funding you deserve?

Then this event is for you! Join us Monday May 13th for a real conversation among women-owned business founders and funders about how to get sh*t done and make your dream business a reality. 

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A Nurturer's Feast
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

A Nurturer's Feast

The Nurturer's Feast 

A Celebration of Nurturing and Community
Presented by Dawa Apothecary and in partnership with nyam Revival Kitchen

Celebrate a mother or nurturer at our immersive event of intergenerational conversation and communal gathering. 
As this year, Mother's (Nurturer’s) Day falls in the month of Ramadan, we will first break fast followed by a curated meal by nyam Revival Kitchen.

This immersive event inspires conversation and honours the art of gathering. getting to know another ‘mother’. As a patron, you will share a family style meal, engage in curated conversation with other patrons. 

*Ticket price includes a prix fixe dinner for two. 

This is an event catered to celebrate all BIPOC communities, though all are welcome! 

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