New York City
FEMININE WEAPON DAY IS AN ANNUAL DAY OF FUNDRAISING, ART AND CONVERSATION TO SHOWCASE AND WITNESS OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT IN THE WORLD.
During past Feminine Weapon Days
We’ve RAISED OVER $25,000 AND PROVIDED:
Eight shared computers,
Four teacher salaries paid,
And a year of education for 65 poverty-stricken children.
Plus musical programs for orphans in Nicaragua, Haiti and Costa Rica.
2018 GOAL: $30,000
Each Feminine Weapon Day has a celebration theme that acts as a call to arms and a call to action and demonstrates the awesome, life-changing power of a gathering of soul-sisters.
In light of the emerging responses to rampant sexual harassment and assault of women across industries in America, this Feminine Weapon Day celebrates the men who get it right –
…the men who listen and change when we call them out on sexist thought and action
…the men who believe us when we tell them the truth about our experience
…the men who stand up for us when we’re under attack
…the men committed to being part of the solution
WE CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE MEN BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT
- Not all men are bad or wrong.
- Lasting solutions to gender inequality start with both women and men in conversation together.
- Ending gender inequality can only happen if Good Men who are friends, sons, brothers and fathers are at the table as advocates and allies; leading change alongside women who’ve thrived in spite of inequity, abuse and harassment.
- Recognizing and celebrating the bravery, courage, championship, and commitment of Good Men provides a map for men who want to do the same.
GUIDING YOU THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE:
Malik Yoba is known for his starring role on New York Undercover and as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings. He also appeared on Syfy drama series Alphas, Revolution and as Vernon Turner in Empire. Recently, he starred in the role on ABC's Designated Survivor. He was a guest host of the popular weekly music series Soul Train in May 1997.
For over 10 years, Speaker and Performing Artist, Shaun Derik, has dedicated his life to helping people, young and old, reconnect with their passion and go after their dreams. Shaun is also creator and star of the hit internet series, "The Hard Part Show."
The human heart is the most important organ in the body. It is the very engine for life itself. Harnessing that energy, New York-based singer and songwriter Carrie Manolakos let the heart lead on her 2017 independent full-length album, The 44th Chord.
As LORENA, New York City-based singer-songwriter Lorena Vargas records sultry pop flanked by Raunak Mukherjee on guitar and Andrés Marin on drums. The band regularly plays shows at NYC staples including The Bowery Electric, Cakeshop, Sidewalk Café, and Silvana in Harlem. Their debut EP Call Me, produced by Grammy-winner Tony Black, released in June 2017. From the vulnerable “Open” to the post-breakup longing of “Call Me” the EP grasps nuances of a relationship often overlooked in pop music.
Suki is a Feminine Leadership and Relationship Coach, bestselling author, and intuitive healer. She helps her clients identify and remove subconscious love and success blocks towards a model of empowered femininity. Utilizing Taoist mind-body training, ThetaHealing, guided meditation, deep imagination, and creative expression through movement, Suki helps clients connect to their powerful inner resources. Her ultimate personal mission is to create a new paradigm of feminine leadership based on empowered femininity
She started her career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. This was followed by over a decade of developing businesses for global media companies. She is currently the CFO of Onslot Group.
She lives in Irvington, NY with her husband John O’Connor and two sons.
Breakup Coach, Advice Columnist, and Certified Solution-Focused Life Coach, Chelsea Leigh Trescott is the founder of Breakupward, a movement encouraging men and women to use heartbreak and setbacks to launch themselves to a greater level—both emotionally, mentally, professionally and in partnership. She’s the go-to guide for reframing heartbreak into empowerment for her clients and has been published in four books.
Amy Van Doran genuinely cares about your love life. Known to many as the coolest matchmaker in New York City, she lives, breathes, and sweats romance. Over a hundred clients have successfully placed their love lives into Amy's hands, with stupendous results. Amy does it all, from the introductions to the officiating of weddings! Before she found her true calling as the "guru of all things love," she acted in a lot of movies, dressed a lot of people, and made some really weird art.
Tony Black, record producer, mixing engineer, recording engineer, musician and artist that has contributed to records with sales in excess of 50 million copies. He received a Grammy Award for his contribution to the album The Diary of Alicia Keys in 2005.
Todd Caldwell is a touring keyboardist for Crosby, Stills & Nash and various other acts over the last 10 years. He's incredible!