ISSUE TWO BOSTON LAUNCH

Photos by  Nick Surette

Photos by Nick Surette

We celebrated our Boston Launch of Issue Two at the PRX Podcast Garage the evening of February 7th. Outside was cold and rainy, but it was warm and lovely inside where we were able to gather our collaborators and readers in one room to revel in SELF. Our launch began with light snacking provided by the GRLSQUASH team. Dahlia made homemade calzones and Amy outdid herself with beautiful cupcakes in GRLSQUASH colors, plus other homemade + store-bought goodies.

Once everyone settled in, our Issue Two non-profit partner, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) gave the crowd an empowering presentation on supporting those who have survived sexual violence. Through group activity and their informative talk, everyone in the room felt more confident in their ability to be an ally. BARCC has done amazing work in the Boston area since 1973. Every year they help thousands of sexual violence survivors with their 50-person staff. BARCC is able to provide aid for so many people with the 200+ volunteers and around 6,000 donors who lend a hand. We are so thrilled to have partnered with BARCC for Issue Two having raised over $250 from issue sales alone. If you’d like to donate, get involved, or use their resources, you can visit BARCC’s website.

After the presentation, guests leapt out of their seats to meet other contributors and fangirl over each other’s work. We had our GRLSQUASH merch table ready to go. The evening was so magical, and we are so grateful for everyone who came out to greet our second child (AKA the issue).

Photos by  Nick Surette

Photos by Nick Surette

Photos by  Nick Surette

Photos by Nick Surette

Photos by  Nick Surette

Photos by Nick Surette

A massive thank you to our hosts, Palace Shaw, the Community Manager at the PRX Podcast Garage as well as Kevin O’Connell the Studio and Operations Manager. Check out Palace’s podcast The Whitest Cube.

We are so grateful for the excitement we’ve seen around Issue Two. Whether you were able to join us in NYC or Boston, we love you! If you posted to Instagram hyping Issue Two, we love you! GRLSQUASH wouldn’t be possible  without this incredible community. We can’t wait to see you at our next event.n


Xx,

Lil Sam and the GRLSQUASH Team

Madison Trapkin