Forth Approved 4.16.18 by Julie Schumacher

 Photo courtesy of  Janelle Gonyea

Photo courtesy of Janelle Gonyea

Go Forth Season 3 is live!
Plus, we have a new weekly gathering opportunity for ya!

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
April 17: Weaving + Macrame in Color with Little Feral at Festive Collective

April 17: How to be a Side Hustler at General Assembly with Taylor Morrison

April 18: Global Healing Kitchens: India with Alia Dalal

April 18: Deskpass Meetup at Ladies Room Chicago + a mini class on content creation with Karen Hawkins of Rebellious Magazine

April 18: Evening coworking + happy hour + networking at Rhine Hall

April 18: Travel Around American & French Feminisms

April 19: Feminist Freelancing Coworking + Cocktails with Rebellious Magazine.

April 19: Cakes & Cocktails with Bon Vivant at West Elm

April 19: Creative Women’s Co. anniversary party

April 21: Late April PreSERVE Garden Volunteer Day with Slow Food Chicago

April 21: European Farmer's Market at the Sugar Beet Co-op

April 21: Up-cycle old t-shirts into yarn with Aragaman & Defiance and Ace Hotel
April 21: Pom-pom making workshop with Aragaman & Defiance and Ace Hotel
April 21: Flower crochet workshop with Aragaman & Defiance and Ace Hotel

Upcoming
April 24: Wood & Macrame Hanging Planter (BYOB!) with Kenyatta Forbes

April 25: NYC Coworking spaces tour with Deskpass

April 25: Evening coworking + happy hour + networking at Rhine Hall 

April 26: Jessica Zweig is a featured speaker at day 1 of the She Did It Her Way Summit

April 26: Story pitching workshop with Rebellious Magazine

April 28: Life Design 101 with Creative Women's Co

April 28: Slow Food Chicago hosts Becoming a Backyard Orchardist - Workshop 2

April 29: Modern Macrame with Kenyatta Forbes

May 1: Slow Food Chicago May Food Book Club for The End of Food by Paul Roberts 

May 2: Evening coworking + happy hour + networking at Rhine Hall

May 5: May PreSERVE Garden Volunteer Day with Slow Food Chicago

May 5: Art Deco lettering class with Vichcraft and friends

May 6-7: Bridal beauty education seminars with the amazing Nika Vaughan

May 9: Evening coworking + happy hour + networking at Rhine Hall

May 12: 2018 Slow Food Chicago Tomato Seedling Sale

May 14: Connecting the Issues that Hold Women Back: Caregiving, Leadership, and Financial Wellbeing featuring Jessica Zweig

May 16: Co-founder Julie Schumacher joins the Ace Hotel Coffee Talk series to share about building work around your lifestyle, hosted by Presence Agency

May 16: Clean Eating: Very Vegetable with Alia Dalal

May 16: Evening coworking + happy hour + networking at Rhine Hall

May 19: Rebellious Magazine's Annual Red & Wild Feminist Prom Fundraiser

May 19-20: FinFoundHer for founders and growth stage companies across industries, including a workshop with Parissa Behnia of Sixense

May 22-27: Change makers are gathering with Simply Be in Rome and Tuscany.

May 23: Global Healing Kitchens: Japan with Alia Dalal

READ, WATCH, STREAM & SHOP

Forth fave Lydia Crespo of Argaman & Defiance was featured on Craft Room Crash and interviewed on Creative Living.

Amelia's Fifty Feminist States Kickstarter is so close to being fully funded. Let's get her there.

312Food's Erin Byrne shares her Chicago.

Patrice Perkins and Janeya Griffin have an open letter to black creatives on how intellectual assets create generational wealth.

Are you following the story from Shannon Downey about the creative theft of her craftivist work? Read more.

Taylor Morrison of Jubilant & Emancipation has a letter for fear.

We've stayed at Bangtel and can confirm it doesn't suck.

Forth Approved 4.9.16 by Julie Schumacher

 Courtesy of  Luft Balloons

Courtesy of Luft Balloons

OUR PANEL TALK IS ON WEDNESDAY at ACE HOTEL CHICAGO. GET MORE INFO!

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
April 11: Dean Renaud at the Ace Hotel Coffee Talk on being a multilevel creative with Presence Agency

April 11: Come to our panel talk on Finances, Pricing & Transparency

April 14: Slow Food Chicago hosts Becoming a Backyard Orchardist - Workshop 1

April 14: Clean Eating Bootcamp with Alia Dalal

April 14: Brand Lab: The Complete Branding Workshop, an all day event at evolveHer from Chykalophia

April 15: Feminist Creative Consciousness Series: Cycles with Amelia Hruby

Upcoming
April 17: Weaving + Macrame in Color with Little Feral at Festive Collective

April 18: Global Healing Kitchens: India with Alia Dalal

April 19: Feminist Freelancing Coworking + Cocktails with Rebellious magazine.

April 19: Creative Women’s Co. anniversary party

April 21: Late April PreSERVE Garden Volunteer Day with Slow Food Chicago

April 24: Wood & Macrame Hanging Planter (BYOB!) with Kenyatta Forbes

April 26: Jessica Zweig is a featured speaker at day 1 of the She Did It Her Way Summit

April 26: Story pitching workshop with Rebellious Magazine

April 28: Life Design 101 with Creative Women's Co

April 28: Slow Food Chicago hosts Becoming a Backyard Orchardist - Workshop 2

April 29: Modern Macrame with Kenyatta Forbes

May 1: Slow Food Chicago May Food Book Club for The End of Food by Paul Roberts 

May 5: May PreSERVE Garden Volunteer Day with Slow Food Chicago

May 6-7: Bridal beauty education seminars with the amazing Nika Vaughan

May 12: 2018 Slow Food Chicago Tomato Seedling Sale

May 14: Connecting the Issues that Hold Women Back: Caregiving, Leadership, and Financial Wellbeing featuring Jessica Zweig

May 16: Clean Eating: Very Vegetable with Alia Dalal

May 16: Co-founder Julie Schumacher joins the Ace Hotel Coffee Talk series to share about building work around your lifestyle, hosted by Presence Agency

May 19: Rebellious Magazine's Annual Red & Wild Feminist Prom Fundraiser

May 19-20: FinFoundHer for founders and growth stage companies across industries, including a workshop with Parissa Behnia of Sixense

May 22-27: Change makers are gathering with Simply Be in Rome and Tuscany.

May 23: Global Healing Kitchens: Japan with Alia Dalal

READ, WATCH, STREAM & SHOP

Let's get Amelia & Fifty Feminist States across the finish line!

Read more about how artists are impacted by large corporations cribbing their work with a real life, recent example from Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch.

Sara Aye of Greater Good Studio shares about community buy-in and how it's one thing you can't buy.

Learn about the four main types of Mexican tiles over on the Relativity Textiles blog.

Yana shares five lessons she's learned from traveling solo on Nomad Luxuries.

Forth Approved 4.2.18 by Julie Schumacher

 From  Caitlin Kerr Bohn  of Foxglove Studio

From Caitlin Kerr Bohn of Foxglove Studio

Our panel talk is next Wednesday. You coming? You should!

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
April 2: TriBecca's Cubano, a popup at Revival Food Hall from the folks at Honey Butter Fried Chicken, is open till June 29

April 5: Next Bites April Happy Hour at Farmhouse Chicago

April 6: Champagne & Complain with Rebellious Magazine

April 8: Black Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday

April 8: Spring Up Your Closet with Annie Frances Peck

April 8: Shibori Workshop with Argaman & Defiance

Upcoming
April 11: Dean Renaud at the Ace Hotel Coffee Talk on being a multilevel creative with Presence Agency

April 11: Come to our panel talk on Finances, Pricing & Transparency

April 14: Clean Eating Bootcamp with Alia Dalal

April 15: Feminist Creative Consciousness Series: Cycles with Amelia Hruby

April 18: Global Healing Kitchens: India with Alia Dalal

April 19: Feminist Freelancing Coworking + Cocktails with Rebellious magazine.

April 26: Jessica Zweig is a featured speaker at day 1 of the She Did It Her Way Summit

April 26: Story pitching workshop with Rebellious Magazine

May 6-7: Bridal beauty education seminars with the amazing Nika Vaughan

May 14: Connecting the Issues that Hold Women Back: Caregiving, Leadership, and Financial Wellbeing featuring Jessica Zweig

May 16: Clean Eating: Very Vegetable with Alia Dalal

May 16: Co-founder Julie Schumacher joins the Ace Hotel Coffee Talk series to share about building work around your lifestyle, hosted by Presence Agency

May 19: Rebellious Magazine's Annual Red & Wild Feminist Prom Fundraiser

May 23: Global Healing Kitchens: Japan with Alia Dalal

SUPPORT, READ, WATCH, STREAM, VISIT & SHOP

We are *SO EXCITED* about Fifty Feminist States, the new venture from Amelia Hruby. Go show her some support!

Pick up a Vichcraft designed Put the Guns Down shirt to support I Grow Chicago, a favorite community and peace building organization in Englewood.

Share a space with the incredible women of Idle Hour. A 1450ft2, bright, open warehouse space is calling your name!

L'Oreal Thompson Payton shares what her mom considers the hardest thing about parenting.

An all new Nomad Luxuries is here...with a giveaway!

JOB ALERT! Levinson Locations is hiring a Location Scout/Location Manager.

Read about "the only competition that matters" according to Sara Cantor Aye of Greater Good Studio (surprise, it's not who you think!). Then, read about how Greater Good embraces a perspective of abundance.

Learn more about how we can all be eating local from the honchos at Here.

Alia Dalal's Instagram feed offers up great info on all kinds of things like CSAs and fermented foods!

Mana Ionescu of LIghtspan Digital was on Good Day Chicago discussing Facebook revamp of privacy controls after criticism.

Erin of 312 Food shares a candy egg smoothie bowl for your post-Easter eats!

Forth Approved 3.26.18 by Julie Schumacher

 Courtesy  Kelli Taylor

Courtesy Kelli Taylor

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
March 26: Join Slow Food Chicago's book club on Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen

March 27: L'Oreal Thompson Payton of LT in the City is one of the featured speakers at Ignite Chicago

March 28: Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 28: Coworking with Deskpass at Level Office

March 29: Women in Craft: A Conversation with Women in Beverage hosted by Rhine Hall

March 30: Buddha Belly kids yoga at A Little Photo Studio

March 31: Egg Dying Workshop and Flower Crochet Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Ace Hotel

Upcoming
April 2: TriBecca's Cubano, a popup at Revival Food Hall from the folks at HoneyButter Fried Chicken, is open till June 29

April 5: Next Bites April Happy Hour at Farmhouse Chicago

April 6: Champagne & Complain with Rebellious Magainze

April 8: March iBlack Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday

April 8: Shibori Workshop with Argaman & Defiance

April 11: Come to our panel talk on Finances, Pricing & Transparency

April 19: Feminist Freelancing Coworking + Cocktails with Rebellious magazine.

April 26: Jessica Zweig is a featured speaker at day 1 of the She Did It Her Way Summit

April 26: Story pitching workshop with Rebellious Magazine

READ, WATCH, STREAM & SHOP

When asked her fave Chicago spots, Emily of Bon Vivant prioritizes women-, black- and immigrant-owned businesses because of course she does!

Lisa Guillot shares on Motherhood as Leadership on Thrive Global

Watch The Designer’s Weakness: Understanding the Role of Power, Greater Good Studio's preso at SXSW. Then check out this feature on human-centered design with social impact.

Garden outdoors anywhere with ModSpourt's waxed canvas growpouch.

See which Production Mode item made the list of coveted Spring shopping from Make It Better.

Forth Approved 3.19.18 by Julie Schumacher

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Our next public event is live! Join us April 11 for a panel talk on finances, transparency, money and more at Ace Hotel!

This Week
March 20: Rope-Free Restraints: Beyond Rope Bondage with Sarah Sloane at Early to Bed

March 21: Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 22: Winter Popup Dinner from Big Delicious Planet at Firehouse Chicago

March 23: Chicago premier and QA of Zero Weeks featuring Honey Butter Fried Chicken

March 23: Ellementa Chicago: Cannabis, Sleep, and How to Wind Down in a Wound Up World at The Living Room

March 23: Rug Making Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Eye Spy Optical

March 24: Slow Seeds at the Good Food EXPO with Slow Foods Chicago

March 25: Black Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday (SOLD OUT)

Upcoming
March 26: Join Slow Food Chicago's book club on Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen

March 28: Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 29: Women in Craft: A Conversation with Women in Beverage hosted by Rhine Hall.

March 31: Egg Dying Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Ace Hotel.

April 2: TriBecca's Cubano, a popup at Revival Food Hall from the folks at HoneyButter Fried Chicken, is open till June 29. 

April 8: March iBlack Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday

Are you awesome and want to be a sex educator? Early to Bed wants to know.

We *love* this Chicago Woman article on 20 Women on Top of Their Game and *love* that Kristen Kaza and Jamie Hayes are featured.

Hope you've ordered Korean BBQ by Bill Kim of belly Q and Urban Belly with Chandra Ram of Plate Magazine? You should.

Wulfka's spring collection - Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - is live. And awesome.

The International Association of Women thinks you should cowork at the Shift and Second Shift and so do we.

Listen to Keita Demming's Disruptive Conversation with Shanon Downey.

Join Black Girl in Om as contributor by sharing what it means to be soft + strong.

Win stylish new gear from Po Campo, Thousand Helmets, and Brooklyn Bike Co if you enter by Wednesday!

Forth Approved 3.12.18 by Julie Schumacher

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
March 14: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago and Rebellious Magazine

March 14: How to Get the Money You Want, Now! hosted by The Shift

March 15: Feminist Freelancing coworking & cocktails with Rebellious Magazine and Ladies Room Chicago

March 18: Drunken Donuts with Bon Vivant at St. Lou's Assembly

March 18: National Women's Month Rug Making Workshop with Argaman & Defiance

March 18: Feminist Creative Consciousness Series: Process + Flexibility

Upcoming
March 21 Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 22: Winter Popup Dinner from Big Delicious Planet at Firehouse Chicago

March 23: Rug Making Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Eye Spy Optical

March 24: Slow Seeds at the Good Food EXPO with Slow Foods Chicago

March 25: Black Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday

March 26: Join Slow Food Chicago's book club on Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen

March 28: Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 29: Women in Craft: A Conversation with Women in Beverage hosted by Rhine Hall.

March 31: Egg Dying Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Ace Hotel

Read, Watch, Stream & Shop

Read about Argaman & Defiance's magical minimalism on the Art Institute blog.

Kristen Kaza blows our minds (again) over on the How Old is Too Old blog.

Vote for your faves in the Time Out Chicago Love Awards through April 10.

Get to know Erin of 312Food on VoyageChicago.

Forth Approved 3.5.18 by Julie Schumacher

 Courtesy of  Honey Bridal

Courtesy of Honey Bridal

<3<3 Happy Women's History Month & International Women's Day! <3<3

GO, DO & SEE

This Week
March 7: Join our very own Amanda Glandon and Jo Chicago for a Coffee Talk at Ace Hotel hosted by Presence Agency focused on the changing art of agency storytelling.

March 7: Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine and Ladies Room Chicago

March 8: Women Maker Fair at 1871 featuring Nourishing Notes, Mojo Owl & Vichcraft

March 8: Rebellious Magazine's anniversary party

March 8: Floor Cushion Crochet Workshop with Argaman & Defiance

March 9: Celebrate one year of coworking and community with Second Shift

March 9: Personal branding workshop with Jessica Zweig

March 9: Roots | Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Spudnik Press Cooperative

March 10: Handmade Market Chicago at Empty Bottle

March 10-11: Headed to SXSW? Check out the first ever Wellness Expo co-sponsored by Black Girl in Om.

March 11: Beginner calligraphy with Vichcraft

Upcoming
March 14: Coworking Wednesday with Ladies Room Chicago and Rebellious Magazine

March 14: How to Get the Money You Want, Now! hosted by The Shift

March 15: Feminist Freelancing coworking & cocktails with Rebellious Magazine and Ladies Room Chicago

March 18: Drunken Donuts with Bon Vivant at St. Lou's Assembly

March 18: National Women's Month Rug Making Workshop with Argaman & Defiance

March 18: Feminist Creative Consciousness Series: Process + Flexibility

March 21 Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 22: Winter Popup Dinner from Big Delicious Planet at Firehouse Chicago

March 23: Rug Making Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Eye Spy Optical

March 24: Slow Seeds at the Good Food EXPO with Slow Foods Chicago

March 25: Black Girl in Om's monthly Self Care Sunday

March 26: Join Slow Food Chicago's book club on Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen

March 28: Coworking Wednesday with Rebellious Magazine & Ladies Room Chicago

March 29: Women in Craft: A Conversation with Women in Beverage hosted by Rhine Hall.

March 31: Egg Dying Workshop with Argaman & Defiance at Ace Hotel

READ, WATCH, STREAM & SHOP

Sign up right this second for Shannon Downey's Badass HERstroy, a Badass Cross Stitch craftivism project to honor the stories and voices of all female-identified and gender non-binary humans. 

Newcity's list of 50 designers shaping Chicago in 2018 include the incredible Margot Harrington and Dawn Hancock.

Check out Alia Dalal whip up some magic with chick peas on WIndy City Live.

The upstairs reveal of the Warwick Reno from Claire of Centered by Design is up! 

Refinery29 has 20 black women to know, and you know that list should (and does!) include Lauren Ash.

This episode of the Joy Ride podcast features Maria Boustead of Po Campo.

Ali Phillips of Engaging Events by Ali shares 9 spots to consider for a destination wedding with the Tribune.

Six Chicago coworking spaces freelancers and entrepreneurs should try, including The Shift. And read about its sister site Second Shift and how they build community.