Behold.Her Turned One!

We made it! Somehow! A year later and Behold.Her is stronger, has cooler hair, and a more confident walk. We ate, we drank, we laughed, and fist-bumped, we celebrated a growing love and desire to strengthen the female community here in the city. Check out highlights from our evening at Sally's!

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Event 14: The "S" Word

We realized that a discussion around sexuality is important. Whether we have had good or bad experiences around it, we need to normalize the conversation so we can continue to recognize dangerous signs, unwanted beahviors, or encouraged ones!

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Happy Hour Number Dos!

Our ladies at Republic Restoratives hooked us up with such a wonderful venue to host the second Behold.Her Happy Hour. Everyone was repping their sticker and nomming on goodies from Lil' Miss Whoopie, Cheesemonster, and Fluffness! We were definitely spoiled that evening which great things to eat and drink, but also in company as well. 

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Event 13: The Necessity of Serendipity

When gender, class, and race intersect, as women across these planes, where does luck and grit meet? How do we balance the celebration of our achievements with the admission of our privileges in the crafting of our own narrative? How can we advance rights and opportunities, and work toward true equity, for all women through this circumspect self reflection?  

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Leah Beilhart
Event 12: Cutting Cords with Latela Gallery

What do your relationships say about you? Are they representative of who you are, what you believe in, or the balance you seek to maintain? Do we truly listen to our inner selves and follow our intuition when reflecting on our relationships? How often do we reject intuitive feelings in order to be polite or not hurt someone's feelings? How can we become reborn to find the circle that is most genuine to ourselves?

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Private Event with Pico Vela

In celebration of Pico Vela's Fall/Winter Campaign, we teamed up to create a special evening for a small group of ladies to discuss Defying Expectations. We were thrilled to have shared space with The Apollo's beautiful upstairs space. 

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Leah Beilhart
Event 11: Will You Sit With Us?

Have you ever felt like you’ve been invited to the party but you're not allowed to dance? Do you feel that society impacts your sense of confidence and self-worth? Sometimes, when you have to work twice as hard for half as much it starts to seem like the deck is stacked against you. Well we gathered at the Outrage to tackle some of those feelings and questions. 

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Event 8: Sexuality & Consent

This shouldn't be a hard topic to discuss, but it is as many women face the facts: we don't really openly talk about sex. Shyness, awkwardness, intimidation... it al floats to the surface, but thankfully we had a room of curious and open-minded women who were ready to discuss sexuality and "enthusiastic" consent.

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Leah Beilhart
Event 7: Sugar, Spice & Everything Woman

We all have our own ideas about what it means to be a woman, a feminist, or a mother. When the world projects its own preconceptions of those roles onto us, do we meet them or challenge them? Join us to talk about how our relationships with the women in our lives have shaped who we are and who we choose to be.

 

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Event 6: Making A Difference. Together.

How often do we think that we need to start our own nonprofit, run a board, or volunteer hundreds of hours to make a difference? How often do we believe you need to be privileged, advantaged, or special to make a positive change? How often do we talk ourselves out of opportunity that we forget we have the ability to do the daily, necessary, and no less valuable smaller acts that can make the world better and brighter.
 

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Event 5: Owning Your Courage, Claiming Your Narrative

How often are we putting forward a thoughtful, curated, coherent version of ourselves to the outside world, only to have our inner world feel chaotic and muddled? How often do we apologize for our own life stories, when our choices feel erratic or incoherent? How often do we feel shame for not doing more, not being more, not having more? And why, even as we're flying, are we convinced we're sinking? 

 

 

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Leah Beilhart
Event 4: Love Yourself, Love Each Other

We gathered in Kathryn Zaremba's patterned studio with the women from Pineapple DC. Joanna from Wandering Wellness circled everyone up and led the discussion about taking guilt-free time to love yourself. Do we find ourselves worrying too much about what needs to be done and then feeling dragged down through the week because you're constantly giving yourself up to others? 

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Event 3: [Pop Up] Why I March

"Once the heaviness [of the election] began to subside, an opportunity has presented itself to make real long-term change, not just for future Americans, but in the way we view our responsibility to get involved with and stay active in our communities. Let this weight not drag you down, but help to get your heels stuck in." - Scarlett Johansson

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Event 2: I Choose to...

I received a phone call from Kicheko Goods. She explained to me that she loved the portrait happy hour that she was wanting to me replicate the same vibes at her studio. We brainstormed for over a month and developed the first official Behold.Her event. 

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Event 1: An Unplanned Start

It was with this gathering of women that sparked a new journey for this series. There were endless amounts of chips and salsa, champagne (which wasn't endless), and overdue pizza. We laughed, cried, and gathered in a circle at the end of taking photos to discuss our dreams and where we came from. 

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