Nasty Galentine’s Day
Thanks to Amy Poehler, Galentine’s Day, a holiday dedicated to ladies, was born. It falls on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. Last year, after the election, there was an intense need for positive change and to make our voices heard, so I co-opted the holiday and launched Nasty Galentines. We celebrated by protesting with love and crafting Galentines to send to local representatives.
This year, the #MeToo movement inspired me to bring Nasty Galentines back with a focus on respect. This Tuesday, a dear friend and fellow entrepreneur, Alissa Lentz, founder of HERO New York, and I hosted a Nasty Galentines party at The New Women Space in Brooklyn.
The event featured a panel of women who discussed how they are conquering the challenges of the past year. They shared personal stories and insights gleaned from careers spanning multiple industries.
The panel featured: Marcelle Karp, co-founder of Bust Magazine and founder of BARB Magzine, Claire Marin, founder of Catksill Provisions Honey Rye Whiskey, Ashley Glass, Senior Copywriter at McCann and co-founder of The When Project, Kim Argetsinger, success and mindset coach, Lisa Ann Markuson, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of The Haiku Guys + Gals and Poet Ambassador for Bowery Poetry Club.
Catskill Provisions and Pilot Kombucha hosted the bar, while Lisa Ann typed spontaneous haiku and attendees crafted Nasty Galentines.