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Why Girls/Why Femmes/Why Womxn at Why World

From where does your femme power resonate? Your body? Your mind? Your labor? The earth? The sun? A radiant spectrum? What are your lunar longings; your yonic yens? How can we respectfully pay tribute to the femmes of the past who paved our way? What assumptions do we still need to smash? How do we tease apart the intertwined systems of oppression? How can we collectively render an understanding of something as potent as femininity and womxnhood?

From Feb 14-21st, we will transform Why World into a living, breathing, oozing, bubbling body. Considering the space as both a traditional gallery, as well as recognizing the domestic connotations of the layered home, we hope to bring a conscious investigation of femme empowerment into every nook and cranny. Since femme power has many meanings, faces, genders and identities, we strive to embrace a wide spectrum of interpretations. Let's question our embodied ways of knowing TOGETHER!

Opening celebration ~Sat Feb 18th 7pm to Midnight~
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Live musical performances, installations, moving images, critical conversations in the femme library, cold yonic&tonics, listening, affection, connection
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Freeing the Nipple encouraged

$5-$10 suggested donation to support artists
cash or venmo please!
no one will be turned away due to lack of funds


Tu 2/14: soft opening gallery tour + vday card making
send a valentine to your lover or local representative @ 7p-9p

We 2/15: collaborative creation of a temporary reading room
- lead by artist Anna Van Voorhis- bring your fav femme texts @ 4p-7p

Th 2/16: “pansy” podcast listening & figure drawing @ 6p

Fr 2/17: screenings of 2 shorts by local filmmaker Shiraz Mukarram @ 7p-8p

Sat 2/18: Why Girls/Why Femmes/Why Womxn opening! 
art installations, performances, and festivities from 7p - Midnight
celebration begins w/ a house tour @ 7:15

Sun 2/19: yoga @ 4:30, artist critique & discussion @ 6p

Mon 2/20: bring a friend to a gender discussion potluck @ 7p

Tu 2/21: closing night event & more tba

-open gallery hours during events- & -Pacify MPLS pop-up shop on Sat nite-

Ari Newman
~spoken autobiography & amateur theory~

The Dahlheimer Family Band
~playing ambient baseball at the pagan circus~

Jenna Cis
~spooky sparkle specs. a dark drag debut~

Olivia Jane
~acoustic & nihilistic~

The Nunnery
~energetic loops, so pretty~

Reb L Limerick
~almost out of breath, we all share air~

~visual art~
Jesse Aylsworth
Afton Rose Brooks
Shana Brownell
Paige Carlson
Louie-Paulo Darang
Hannah Fazendin
Madeline Harpell
Helen Heinks
Breck Hickerman
Olivia Jane
Brittany Kieler
Lisha Kirpalani
Mckenzie Langston
Julie Limerick
Reb L Limerick
Alejandra McLure
Cassi Miesner
Macey Noel Meyer
Ari Newman
R. Novitch
Olivia Novotny
Allison Ruby
Jasmine Peck
Heather Peebles
Alex M. Petersen
Hillary Price
Sydney Provinzino
Sarah Sampedro
Erin Sandsmark
Ashley Schillings
Kelsey Schwartz
Evelyn Staats
Ashlyn Tingle
Anna Van Voorhis
Rose von Muchow

why world aims to be a safer space
no harrassment or hate tolerated, all welcome
respect yourself, respect the space, respect each other
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The event is occurring at Why World, but who are the organizers of this show? 
A group of self-organized artists, musicians, performers, feminists, and organizers from diverse backgrounds. Striving toward empowerment of all humans, as we embrace all ideas of femme power, creating a space for coexistence, safety and community.

Earlier Event: February 4
▼dream cruise 01: disco dèque▼
Later Event: March 4
The Ruckus 25th Birthday Bash