Forth Approved: 12.4.17 / by Julie Schumacher


This Week

Dec 3: Victorian Holiday Traditions: Lecture, Workshop & Open House at Department of Curiosities

Dec 4: Trans Sex 101 at Early to Bed

Dec 5: Slow Food Chicago's December Food Book Club

Dec 6: Drink & Draw: Home for the Holidays with Kate Lewis hosted by Spudnik Press.

Dec 7: Craftivism 101 - Embroidery based resistance with Badass Cross Stitch
Dec 7: Next Bites' Happy Hour hosted by Motor Row Brewery

Dec 9: Opening reception for Rotofugi's December Print Exhibit STAY POSITIVE featuring Vichcraft.

Dec 10: Goldfinch's gallery-wide Flatfiles Show featuring some of Veronica Corzo-Duchardt's Coffee & Sugar Series.
Dec 10: Self-Care Sunday with Black Girl in Om
Dec 10: HoliDose with Milk Handmade, LeCoeur Watches, Nourishing Notes, Hand + Cloth, Canary Lane and Here.


Dec 11: Slow Food Chicago's Annual Meeting

Dec 14: Feminist Freelancer Coworking & Cocktails
Dec 14: Gift wrapping workshop with Argaman and Defiance.

Dec 17: Gift wrapping workshop with Argaman and Defiance.


Chicago Woman profiles 5 women who've taken action since the election.

Grab a print of winterbureau's breath poster for your 2018 meditations.

L'Oreal Thompson Payton shares why an American Black woman joining the royal family has her celebrating.

Recent faves from Rebellious Magazine include thoughts on loving yourself right now, a theater lover's gift guide, and woot! a Rebellious gift guide.

Betsey Mikell shows how to win over millennials like The Onion.

Taylor Morrison shares some reflections on turning 25, thoughts on creating solidarity in action with The Free Woman, AND a new shop Emancipation.

Forth co-founder Julie Schumacher shares how to balance self-employment with a kid in school.

Nicole Vasquez of The Shift, Second Shift and Deskpass shares some startup wisdom on Bootstrapping in America.

Erin of 312 Food is curating some primo gift guides, including for Chicago lovers and wine lovers.

Lauren Ash of Black Girl in Om helps HBFIT restart their series Oh She Glows and talks creating space for black women in yoga over on Bust.

Uplevel your personal brand with these tips from Jessica Zweig.

Stream Badass Crossstitch's Topple the Patriarchy mix while you read about Shannon Downey in Atlas Magazine's Presence issue.

Claire of Centered by Design shares her inspiration for her bebe girl's nursery.

Erin Huizenga helps you figure out which design thinkers you need: strategists, makers or harmonizers. AND! Check out Till School this summer in Boulder.

Snag this adorable veggie friendly tote from Alia Dalal's shop and support Purple Asparagus.

Christmas pie preorders have started for Baker Miller. Order on their site!

We spy new websites from Creative Genius Law and LT in the City. Congratulations!