Calendar

Sep
28
Mon
Get On the Stage
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between these labels. Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind.

Cis white queer folks are prohibited from participating but are encouraged to attend to support and help boost the voices of marginalized speakers.

Oct
1
Thu
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a peer-mediated support group for people age 18-45 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability

Currently, all events are hosted via Zoom.

To receive a meeting link register on our Withfriends

For more information and accessibility, questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

U.S. Launch of Farzana Doctor’s novel Seven
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(Please be advised that all our events are currently running over Zoom. To register for this event and get access to the Zoom link, please RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/event/4952244/u_s_launch_of_farzana_doctors_novel_seven)

Join Bluestockings, Dundurn Press, and award-winning author Farzana Doctor for the virtual U.S. launch of Doctor’s new novel Seven, which Foreword Reviewscalls an “intimate, gutsy feminist novel.” Seven addresses women’s relationships, marriage, infidelity, religion, tradition, and sensitively exposes the practice of khatna (female genital mutilation) among the Indian Dawoodi Bohra community. Guest hosted by Marie-Lou Nahhas of Orange Is The New Black. 

Farzana Doctor is an award-winning writer, activist, and psychotherapist. She is the author of Stealing Nasreen, All Inclusive, and Six Metres of Pavement, which won a Lambda Literary Award. She is a founding member of WeSpeakOut.

Marie-Lou Nahhas is a Lebanese-American actress, best known for playing Shani Abboud on Season 7 of Orange Is the New Black. She is an activist with UNHCR for women’s rights.

Oct
2
Fri
Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir Launch
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(Please be advised that all our events are currently running over Zoom. To register for this event and get access to the Zoom link, please RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/…/spellbound_a_graphic_memoir…)

A Virtual Book Launch Party! Join author and artist Bishakh Som in a lively rdiscussion with friend and fellow author Jeanne Thornton to celebrate the recent release of Som’s graphic memoir, Spellbound.

The meticulous artwork of transgender artist Bishakh Som gives us the rare opportunity to see the world through another lens. With its sharp humor and unapologetic sincerity, this book illuminates a path of self-discovery that is forged in both love and loss.

Bishakh Som who grew up in New York City, but whose parents were originally from India, received a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University and worked for many years in that field, most notably at I.M. Pei’s New York office. Bishakh’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, We’re Still Here (the first all-trans comics anthology), The Boston Review, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post. Her graphic novel Apsara Engine is out now from The Feminist Press. www.bishakh.com.

Jeanne Thornton is the author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam, The Black Emerald, and the forthcoming Summer Fun, as well as the editor, with Tara Madison Avery, of the Ignatz award-winning We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology. She is the copublisher of Instar Books and lives in Brooklyn. More information is at http://www.fictioncircus.com/Jeanne

Oct
4
Sun
Feminist Book Club
Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. We make no claims to any particular feminist platform. We read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.

For more information, email feministbookclubnyc@gmail.com.

Oct
5
Mon
YA Book Club
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hey You!! Want to read books? or Talk about books? Come join or rejoin the Book Club! We took a break, but we are back. Y’all pick what we read; Bluestockings brings the fun and the T. This is a space for young people, ages 13-25, to hang out, get to know each other, and talk books, poems, zines, and other media.

Currently, you can tune in via the @eaglerapp account on Instagram

Jack is a Afro-futurist and YA fiction addict, a radical community organizer and counselor in an NYC school, anti-racist white queer cat co-habitant, and baker. Sara is a South Asian social worker who loves deconstructing nationalist histories, daydreaming (read: imagining more just, compassionate worlds), and working to shift culture.

YA Book Club
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Hey You!! Want to read books? or Talk about books? Come join or rejoin the Book Club! We took a break, but we are back. Y’all pick what we read; Bluestockings brings the fun and the T. This is a space for young people, ages 13-25, to hang out, get to know each other, and talk books, poems, zines, and other media.

Currently, you can tune in via the @eaglerapp account on Instagram

Jack is a Afro-futurist and YA fiction addict, a radical community organizer and counselor in an NYC school, anti-racist white queer cat co-habitant, and baker. Sara is a South Asian social worker who loves deconstructing nationalist histories, daydreaming (read: imagining more just, compassionate worlds), and working to shift culture.

Oct
7
Wed
Bluestockings Education Project presents the Icarus Project Radical Mental Health Workshop Series: Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Icarus Project NYC is a local chapter of http://theicarusproject.net, a radical mental health a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. Our monthly workshops explore these themes through peer-based discussion, guest presentations, art, forum theater and more. For more information about this month’s event see: http://nycicarus.org

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/miq-wniv-erg
+1 609-736-2848 PIN: 732457238#

Oct
8
Thu
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a peer-mediated support group for people age 18-45 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability

Currently, all events are hosted via Zoom.

To receive a meeting link register on our Withfriends

For more information and accessibility, questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

Oct
10
Sat
Off the Binary
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

(All our events are currently running on Zoom. To get the Zoom link for this event, please RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/event/4597863/off_the_binary)
Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! We provide a safe space for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as we defy society’s mainstream conception of gender.

We welcome gender identities that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.

Off the Binary
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning! We provide a safe space for anyone with a non-binary gender identity to discuss one’s experiences as we defy society’s mainstream conception of gender.

We welcome gender identities that include but are not limited to: androgynous, agender, bigender, demigender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, genderfluid, genderqueer, non-binary, transmasculine, transfeminine.

Oct
11
Sun
Radical Educators Book Club
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, DAY DATE @ 12:30PM – Free
Radical Educators Book Club
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices.
Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.

Oct
13
Tue
Sacraments for Queers: Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy Book Launch
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(Please be advised, all of our events are currently running over Zoom. To register for this event and get access to the Zoom link, please RSVP here: https://withfriends.co/event/4864933/sacraments_for_queers_our_lady_of_perpetual_degeneracy_book_launch)

Robin Gow will perform from their debut poetry collection Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy, a book that asserts the possibilities for queer/trans sexualities and genders in Catholic saints. Expect costume changes and camp. Reading followed by a conversation with queer poet, Rachel Stempel.

Robin Gow (they/ them or ze/ hir) is a trans and queer poet and young adult author. They are the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books 2020) and the chapbook book Honeysuckle. Gow’s first Young Adult book is forthcoming Winter 2022 with FSG Books for Young Readers. 

Rachel Stempel (she/they) is a queer poet originally from the Bronx who now larps as a Long Island townie. She is an MFA candidate and adjunct instructor at Adelphi University. Their work has recently appeared in Kissing Dynamite, UNLOST, and Oscilloscope.

Oct
15
Thu
Too Young To Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a peer-mediated support group for people age 18-45 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability

Currently, all events are hosted via Zoom.

To receive a meeting link register on our Withfriends

For more information and accessibility, questions contact matilda@bluestockings.com

Oct
18
Sun
securiTEA time
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Feel like we’re in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let’s build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course. https://cypurr.nyc