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Love is AWK, Behold.Her’s very first comedy show, went down at the lovely Jos A Magnus Distillery the day after Valentine’s - GALENTINE'S DAY! While the ladies of Jos served up loved-themed gin, bourbon, and vodka cocktails that got everyone in the mood to laugh it up, we also mingled and shopped with a collection of talented women-owned businesses who joined us that night. We can't give it up enough to the women who stood in front of the crowd talking about all the relationship awk, including Chelsea Shorte , Paris Sashay, Naomi Karavani & Wendy Wroblewski. Oh but seriously, we had some rad sponsors who donated their love and some of their mula to make this event possible (seriously, we're broke asses over here and couldn't have done it without all the help we received). BIG SHOUT OUT TO Endia Dickerson and Nastashia Matos, founders of Women's Builder Group (WBG)!!!!
It was great being fed jointly by Sospeso and No1 Sons. Some of their pickled flavors feature Watermelon Radish, Hot Cabbage Hearts, and Honey Habaneros. If you were having trouble finding a date, your breath from these bites didn’t help, but totally worth it! Sospeso always brings down the house with fresh pita and hummus dips. Her flavors always brings you back to the sweetest moments of Mediterranean cuisine. Fluffness and Ruby Scoops topped off our taste buds with cotton candy sweets and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Our goal for this event was to take a step back from the predictability and pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day, and to celebrate the true-life awkward moments of dating, intimacy, and love. There was something for everyone that night - from single ladies to married mamas and all of the “it’s complicated” deals in between. Even side chicks, past and present, had a platform and safe space to keep it real.
The lineup was stacked with four of DC’s dopest female comics and ooh girl, did they deliver! Every comic brought their own style and relatable personal experiences to the stage, and they got real with us about seriously hilarious (sometimes awkward) love & dating stuff. There was definitely clapping, foot stomping, and the occasional snort amongst the audience as we laughed our asses off together.
Just when we all thought it couldn’t possibly get better, we brought all the comics back on stage for a post-show, no-holds-barred audience Q&A. We weren’t sure if y’all were going to ova-up and put yourselves out there like that, but the audience questions did NOT disappoint.
Props to all of you who had the courage to stand up and talk about your love & sex lives! We know how hard it is to share with strangers, but it’s kind of our thing here at Behold.Her. So, it was refreshing to watch it happen in a totally different environment than our portrait discussions. And we’re pretty sure it was the first time we’ve talked about pegging at an event (you had to be there).
A lot of us have bonded through tears at previous events, and now we’ve done it with laughter. It felt so good to flip the script on our usual scene, and based on the feedback you can count on seeing more of these nights in the future! These are the kind of moments that keep our bonds strong, because no matter what your situation is, love is awk.