August 31, 2015
August 26, 2015
Our workshops are filling up fast! There are 6 workshops this year, covering subjects of allyship, intersectional feminism, women in comics, LGBTQI community, and yoga. Just a reminder that space for the workshops is limited, so if you know you are going to attend, please take a minute and put your name on the sign up sheet to ensure your spot. Click this link to register.
August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015
August 12, 2015
#FemmeFest2015 has added a NEW feature this year: #FemmeFestWorkshops!
"Beyond Betty and Veronica: Women and Inclusivity in Modern Comics" will be lead by The Circle, a group for woman and nonbinary fans of comic books. The comics world has a rich history of nonmale contributions, and here they will explore the evolution of gender representation and intersectionality in comics. Sign up here.
August 7, 2015
FemmeFest schedule just released. Some details are still pending, but check our website for list of concerts, art exhibits, and a few new features: educational workshops, and a film screening... "CINEMA OUTSIDER: Short Films by Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary People of Color," curated by Alexis McCrimmon!
August 6, 2015
#FemmeFest on the cover of the Columbus Alive, out now! We made #PeopleToWatch2015. Thank you to EVERYONE in our community who helps us make this event happen.
"One of the benefits of living in #Columbus is the ability for anyone to make an impact. This is the issue where we highlight the people who are doing so." Check out the article here.
August 3, 2015
FemmeFest is adding another day to the schedule! Thursday, September 3rd, Jenny Arcade will warm things up with an early evening DJ set at Double Happiness, spinning some reggae, some hip hop, some funk and soul records for your pleasure.
Then settle in and stay for our "Ladies First" Hip Hop Karaoke hosted by Copywrite, who will queue up the hits for you to sing along to. Get ready to jump onstage and rhyme to your favorite rippity rap joints with us!
August 2, 2015
We are very excited to have our own local independent radio station CD102.5 as a media sponsor for #FemmeFest. CD102.5 has been rocking in this town for 25 years. We love Lesley James and we love Rachael Gordon! #CD1025Turns25 #InvestinCD1025
August 1, 2015
We want to start announcing some of our magnificent acts & events!
First up is Dominique Larue, who we’d call up and coming if she wasn’t already HERE. Queen of the rap scene in Columbus Ohio, she has recorded with worldwide artists like Method Man and Monie Love, and her music has been featured in shows on HBO, MTV, TLC, VH1 and more. If you like jokes, find her Facebook/Twitter page, and if you like insanely fresh and #moistulent hip hop, find her at FemmeFest 2015.
Dr. D. Larue will headline at Spacebar on Saturday, Sept 5. Full schedule to come.
June 29, 2015
We are excited to announce that our charity partner for this year's FemmeFest is the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization! BRAVO works throughout Ohio to eliminate violence perpetuated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification.
To learn more about BRAVO and their work visit http://www.bravo-ohio.org.
June 2, 2015
We are in awe of what our community has achieved:
"FeMMeFest 2014 raised $9,375 for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence -- money that has helped us advance our mission to advocate for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors, and to empower communities to prevent sexual violence. With your help, we were able to further build our capacity to achieve real policy change, including SB 316 passage, which now requires that ALL rape kits (past and present) are submitted for testing, to eliminate Ohio’s backlog and support survivors with access to justice; and the Postcard Project, bringing your voices to the Ohio Statehouse, advocating for statewide changes to end sexual violence."
-Katie Hanna, the Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
May 28, 2015
Columbus Alive mention of FemmeFest in an interview about gender bias in the scene, and all that the women/trans/non-binary persons here are doing to face and combat it.
Shout out to Grrrls Rock Columbus & Womxn/Trans/Non-binary Folx Band in a Hat Extravaganza, also interviewed. Organizations like these are vital and needed in so many ways!