If you’ve ever wanted to be in a girl gang, this is the event for you
Discover what it takes to start a girl gang at this event from the Girl Gangs are the Future project (GGATF) event which brings together influential women who are breaking down walls in male-dominated creative spaces. Held at Work-Shop in Fitzroy, listen to the stories from women at the helm of all-female skate groups, cycling communities, zine publishers and beverage makers who are making themselves heard over all that testosterone.
Leading a panel discussion that features a line up of rad women folk is Kristine Kenins (GGATF) and Kat Cazanis (Nitty Gritty) who will start the conversations with the likes of Stass and Alana from female-focused skate community Thrusher which makes it easy for girls and women to claim their space at the skate park.
Joining them is Brooke Walker (Fixed Gurls Melbrn), Gemma Mahoney (Accidental Discharge) and Imogen Geikowski (Girl Pearl Collective / Plump Butts zine) who’ll share their stories of how and why they formed a community around their passion, the challenges they faced and what the future holds for girl gangs.
While you’re plotting how to rule the world with your own girl gang, sip on beer, cider and hard lemonade from the The Sparkke Change Beverage Company which tackles important social causes like sexual consent, asylum seeker rights and gender equality. Fittingly, two girl gang legends of liquor at the reigns of Sparkke, Winemaker Sarah Lyons and Head Brewer Agi Gajic, are disrupting a 4-billion dollar a year, male-dominated beer industry.
Grab your girl gang and your tickets and get in the mood with Bikini Kill, Babes in Toyland and other girl groups on this Riot Grrrl playlist. Get ready to rule the world!
How to Start a Girl Gang
Thursday 28 September, 6.30-8.30pm
Work-Shop, 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy
Tickets $30 /$25 buy them here