Sensing Woman, a gathering of contemporary art, provocative dialogue, storytelling, music, and human connection to benefit women's health, will be held from Sept. 27 until Oct. 1 at C24 Gallery, in New York City's Chelsea Art District, with a global simulcast. The event is designed to ignite a new kind of conversation on living in a female body; educate and shift beliefs; amplify our collective energy for a more gender-just future; raise funds for organizations working to ensure body sovereignty and women's health. Tickets are available to the public for live events and via global simulcast.
Executive Producer and Rosebud Woman Founder Christine Marie Mason speaks to the timeliness of the show. "The timing of the show is vital: we need every person who cares about reproductive independence to activate now, and this is better sustained from a deeply felt internal sense of worth than from willpower or outrage."
Curator Christina Massey, artist and founder of WoArt Blog, has selected artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and experiences. There is diversity in the topics and inspirations, materials and styles, and experiences of the artists themselves. Christina was drawn to the relationship of the feminine experience and how, in the context of the show, it also almost appears bodily and internal, a guttural response to the collective experience of women.
Daytime programming includes midday councils and artist talks on female embodiment now, with the work of 32 contemporary female artists, and 40 game-changing speakers in media, medicine, policy, ecology, spirituality and more.
Evening events include an opening night benefit party with V (formerly Eve Ensler) on 9/27, a multigenerational story night led by Jessica Lore and Georgia Clark of Generation Women on 9/28, and a closing party of embodied sensual activation on 9/30 with Lizzy Jeff.
Christine Mason says, "Sensing Woman is designed to be circular, sensual, present, ceremonial and impactful. We will listen deeply to the wisdom and insight of those who are imagining what a new world might look like, and we will raise funds for sexual health, reproductive equity, and self-determination. We are preparing for a potent surge to advance gender justice for all people."
Emme, Supermodel and Body Activist
Alie Ward, Daytime Emme Award Winning Science Correspondent & Host of Ologies
Renee Cafaro, Designer and Activist
Dana Donofree, Survivor, CEO & Founder of AnaOno, Boob-Inclusive lingerie
Tanya Taylor, Designer & Political Activist
Caren Spruch, National Director of Arts & Entertainment Engagement at Planned Parenthood
Dr. Somi Javaid, OBGYN & Founder of HERMD
Christine Marie Mason, Founder of Rosebud Woman
Sallie Sarrel, Pelvic Physical Therapist & Co-Founder of the Endometriosis Summit
Stephanie Swartz, Senior Director, Policy and Public Affairs at Favor
Delphine O'Rourke, Partner: Women's Health, Healthcare Regulatory at Goodwin Law
Katie Fogarty, Career Coach, Former Journalist, and the Host of A Certain Age Podcast
Jodie Patterson, Author, Activist and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board
Alysia Reiner, SAG Award Winning Actress (OITNB, Better Things, Ms. Marvel), Artivist, and Geena Davis Institute Board Member & Ambassador
Michaela Ternasky-Holland, Award-Winning XR/Metaverse Creator, Consultant & Speaker
Rachel Gross, Science Journalist and Author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage
Rachel Braun Scherl, Entrepreneur & Advisor, Author of Orgasmic Leadership and Chief Development Officer, Pulse
Jackie Rotman, Founder of the Center for Intimacy Justice
Samantha Sleeper, Rosebud Woman + Samantha Sleeper
Jessica Lore and Georgia Clark, Generation Women
Debra Pascali - Bonaro, Childbirth Educator, Author
Dr. Gita Vaid, Board-Certified Psychiatrist And Psychoanalyst, Co-Founder of the Center for Natural Intelligence
Dr. Kelley O'Donnell, Board-Certified Holistic Psychiatrist and a Psychedelic Researcher in New York City
Dr. Logan Levkoff, Sexuality and Relationship Educator and Author
Nicole Casanova, CEO and Connection Catalyst, Casanova Ventures
Alexandra Carter, Alexandra Rutsch-Brock, Annette Hur, Amy Butowicz, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Arlene Rush, Barbara Lubliner, Beatrix Ost, Caroline Wayne, Danielle Krysa, Dee Shapiro, Denise Sfraga, Diana Schmertz, Elisabeth Condon, Erin Juliana, Fay Ku, Jaynie Crimmins, Jillian M Rock, Jo Yarrington, Jung Eun Park, Manju Shandler, Michela Martello, Mija Jung, Patricia Fabricant, Sana Musasama, Seren Morey, Shamona Stokes, Shima Star, Sophia Wallace, Susan Luss, Suzanna Scott, Theda Sandiford, Traci Johnson, with a special activation installation by Kathleen Joy, Artist and Educator
Sponsors and Donors:
Rosebud Woman, Klaviyo, Luminous, Allure Store, Ana + Ono, Better Not Younger, Favor, Foria, Joylux, Keho, Liquid Death, Maui CBD, Plant Apothecary, Pulse, Sovany, The Detox Market, RMS Beauty,
CEW, Fashion Snoops, A Certain Age Podcast
Live and Simulcast Tickets are available at SensingWoman.org
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