Forth Approved: 2.13.17 / by Julie Schumacher

First of all. We have a new name for this here weekly update. For two years we've shared our Week in Awesome. While the world was far from perfect, progress felt like more than potential. Things feel heavier, harder now. And we want to honor that while also continuing to share the good stuff the women and champions we call our community. We toyed with some other names and landed on Forth Approved. It's still what's awesome, just with a new lens and a chiller name.

(yea, we have a chiller name, we are still capable of zazazoo!)
We made you this mixtape of feminist anthems. xx

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Love Leslie Knope? Love strong, smart women? Love love? Send a smarty this of-the-moment Galentine made for Forth by Tiny Bold! Then hit Who Wants Love tonight!


This Week
February 13: Shibori tutorial and rosé with Argaman & Defiance.

February 13: Join organizer Alison Sustarich of Tiny Bold at 826Chi's Who Wants Love...a grownups' graphic design meets kids writing meets fundraiser.

February 13: Galentine's Day comedy benefit, In Stitches, for Humor for Hope

February 14: Seva & mindfulness with Lauren Ash.

February 14: Cocktail class at Rhine Hall.

February 14-19: One week only. Honey Butter Fried Chicken + ramen.

February 16: Barrel Night, a celebration of whiskey and fine spirits, to benefit Meals on Wheels Chicago.

February 19: Shibori tutorial and rosé with Argaman & Defiance.

February 20-21: Get thee to the Potluck hospitality conference in LA in part to hear Elise of Filigree Suppers.

February 22: Winterlude Pop-Up Dinner by Big Delicious Planet at South Loop Loft.

February 22: Fireside Chat with the Flowers for Dreams cofounders at Workshop Chicago.

February 24: Cookies & Canvas kids happy hour at A Little Photo Studio.

February 25: Hashbrown chili cook off at Spudnik Press.

February 28: The power of email marketing for your business hosted by Shift.

March 1: Simply Be Bright personal branding workshop with Jessica Zweig and Lisa Guillot.

March 4: Dapper Ball an evening celebrating androgynous swag and queer artists & business owners from the like of No Small Plans.

March 18: Cocktail class at Rhine Hall.


GLORIOUS! Margot Harrington of Pitch Design recently presented Design Tools for Social Justice at UX Camp. Here's her slide deck.

How Lauren Ash is taking the whiteness out of wellness from NYLON.

Bike loving couple inspo from Po Campo.

Shannon Downey on The Lisa D show talking craftivism and creativity.

12 best coworking spaces in Chicago in 360 from Sam at Deskpass.


Rhine Hall is hiring a sales rep/brand advocate.