Forth Approved: 6.5.17 / by Amelia Hruby

Image by Driftless Magazine.

Image by Driftless Magazine.

Before we get to the good stuff, we want to put a little bug in your ear that many, many Forth faves have been nominated for the Chicago Reader's Best Of Chicago awards!

Kristen Kaza is up for Best Party Promoter. Jamie Hayes is up for Best Local Clothing Designer. Early to Bed's got a nomination for Best Sex Top Shop. and Amelia Hruby's work with CHIRP Radio is up for Best Local Music Podcast.

We already know these women are the best of Chicago, but please go vote here before June 12th, so the rest of Chicago knows, too!

And now back to regular programming...


This Week

June 6: Festive Collective's making Raspberry Rosé lollipops.

June 7: Parissa Behnia is moderating a panel at Growth Stage Tech's inaugural think tank event.

June 11: Lauren Ash leads Self Care Sunday at REUNION.


June 13: Jessica Zweig joins a panel on female travelers at NeoCon.

June 15: Parissa Behnia and other business pros lead a workshop on building your freelance playbook.

June 25: Slow Food Chicago is hosting a summer solstice potluck with Chicago Honey Co-Op.


Episode 5 of Go Forth is out now, featuring Shannon Downey on activism.

The next issue of Amelia Hruby's newsletter hit our inboxes and had us rushing to set a few summer goals.

Department of Curiosities and Production Mode were featured by The Brvtalist.

Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft painted a rad Girls to the Front skate deck for Vans.

Forth faves Kelly Connelly and Janelle Gonyea contributed to issue seven of Driftless Magazine.

Chicago Reader found out what's in Amelia Hruby's rotation right now.

Guru Today spotlights Jessica Zweig.