BUST's School for Creative Living: Talks

The BUST School for Creative Living is pleased to present the following talks and panels, led by feminist luminaries. Talks are included in a day or weekend pass.

MORE TALKS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

A few lectures, noted below, are FREE for all BUST Craftacular attendees.

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#WomensWave: What is feminism today?

Join our intergenerational panel for a lively discussion about the impact of the second and third-waves of feminism on the present movement and our vision for the future.

Saturday, December 8th at 2:30 PM
Panelists:

Jamia Wilson (moderator)
Paola Mendoza 
Blair Imani 
Debbie Stoller Co-Publisher and Editor and Chief of BUST Magazine
Carol Jenkins

Details

Saturday, December 8th

2:30 pm

 

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Shout Your Abortion: safe, legal, and absolutely shameless.

With: Amelia Bonow, Joyelle Johnson, Megan Harding, Viva Ruiz and Poppy Liu 

Details

Saturday, December 8th

4 pm

 

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Shout Your Abortion: safe, legal, and absolutely shameless.

With: Amelia Bonow, Viva Ruiz, Danielle Campoamor, Joyelle Johnson, and Aiyana Knauer.

Details

Sunday, December 9th

1: 15pm

 

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Exploring practical magic for artists and creatives Moderated by Kristen Sollee

Whether you're an artist looking to kickstart your creativity with witchcraft or a witch looking to use spellcraft and ritual to enhance your creative work, this panel will explore practical magic for artists and creatives. Dianca London Potts, Maheen Lemon, Jaclyn Sheer and Kristen Sollee will discuss how witchcraft can be used to bolster each step of the creative process, fight creative blocks and imposter syndrome, and get your work out into the world.

Jex Blackmore
Jex Blackmore is best known for her radical, often controversial, performances in public spaces ranging from the steps of the state capitol to outside women’s health clinics.  Her work, which is focused on the relationship between moral religious rhetoric, sexuality and political policy, takes aim at institutions of social and sexual oppression.  She has been featured in numerous publications such as TIME magazine, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, NPR, Cosmopolitan, and Salon. In 2015, she organized the largest Satanic gathering in history to unveil The Satanic Temple’s Baphoment monument, which was featured on CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling.  Her reproductive healthcare advocacy has ranged from disrupting anti-choice demonstrations using gallons of milk and writing about her personal abortion experience in the viral blog entitled, “Unmother”.   

Kristen Sollée
Kristen Sollée is a writer, curator, and educator exploring the electric intersections of art, sex, and culture. She has written for mainstream and academic publications including The Huffington Post, VICE, The Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, and Current Musicology, and lectured at colleges and conferences across the U.S. and Europe. Sollée’s signature college course at The New School, "The Legacy of the Witch," follows the witch across history, pop culture, and politics. Her critically-acclaimed book inspired by the course, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, was published in 2017.

Dianca London Potts
Dianca London Potts earned her MFA in Fiction from The New School and her MA in English in addition to her MA in Humanities from Arcadia University. She is a 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee and a Best Small Fictions finalist for 2016. She is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop participant, the former prose editor of LIT Magazine, and the former online editor of Well-Read Black Girl. Her words have been featured in Shondaland, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Lenny Letter, and elsewhere. Her memoir, Planning for the Apocalypse: Meditations on Faith and Being the Only Black Girl at Your Party, is forthcoming from 37 Ink. She currently works and resides in Brooklyn. You can follow her musings at @diancalondon.

Jaclyn Sheer
Jaclyn Sheer is an editor, videographer, director & producer born and raised in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and on Apple Trailers. Jaclyn spent four years as a production manager and editor at Wheelhouse Creative in NYC where she pursued her love for cinema. Currently, she is a video producer and editor for the recently relaunched metal & hard-rock magazine Revolver. Jaclyn's work frequently explores the intersections between film & music and is informed by her interest in art, psychology & mysticism. In addition to her video work, she is a former witch at Enchantments NYC and has been studying Tarot and the occult since 2011.

Maheen Lemon
Maheen Lemon is a feminist witch and entrepreneur based in NYC with knowledge in metaphysical work and crafting with crystals and candles. She is the owner of Bewitched Boneyard which encompasses magic and witchcraft through talismans and dark regalia for modern practitioners.

 

Details

Sunday, December 9th

2:30 pm

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