Welcome to Your Space

By raising 60k, we can continue as an affordable, community-led space focused on marginalized activism and business development.

Sage
Art + Music
$5,632
pledged of $10,000 goal
135
Backers
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Project Description

Hello!

 

 

Eva and Sage here, the new guardians of New Women Space—a community space for programming, co-working, and gatherings for serving the greater community.

 

NWS was first dreamed up as a temporary pop-up site, founded by Melissa Wong and Sandy Hong back in the summer of 2016 in response to Donald Trump’s election. What they didn't know at the time was their simple yet ambitious idea would soon turn into a much needed community resource: a place to find each other and build each other up. 

 

 

This isn’t your luxury, members-only club, but rather a space that’s an accessible, supportive, and safe environment to inspire and create economic opportunity. Since 2016, the space has seen nearly 600 unique gatherings take place, all created and led by self-identified women, trans, non-binary, intersex and gender nonconforming individuals from NYC and beyond. 

 

This space doesn’t come without it’s challenges–like being targets of hate crimes. In 2016, the word C*NT was graffitied on our front door 7 times. So naturally, we turned it into a shirt – 10% of every shirt goes to RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization. 

 

 

To continue our mission in providing an affordable space for programming we need your help. Funds collected will help New Women Space: 

 

1. Stay Open 

2. Maintain & Upgrade Space

3. Expand Programming 

 

NWS was created for the community, and now we need our community’s help to continue our service. Donate and tell your friends, family, co-workers, followers, that guy at the bodega…everyone. Join the campaign by posting one of our pre-made graphics, too! We are making New Women Space better than ever. 

 

 

In our journey to grow and serve our community, New Women Space has been fundamental in uplifting Black Boi Complex and helping our platform reach its goals.The environment is always welcoming and safe, the staff is always friendly and incredibly helpful,”

- Jeux, founder of Black Boi Complex

 

Thank you for supporting! What we collect this month, will be the reason why New Women Space stays open and stays a safe haven for our local community. 

 

Special thanks to Cat Willet for the amazing illustrations used throughout this campaign! Be sure to follow her on Instagram @catxwillett :)

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is New Women Space only for women?
    • Absolutely not. This is for everyone. It's a space where people can cultivate creative projects together, build community,  and exchange ideas.  We maintain respect for one another through our community guidelines. By staying in the space, you agree to certain conditions, like not assuming another’s experience based on how they look or seem, and maintaining gender neutrality in language; by being mindful of how you take up space and leave room for others to voice their opinions; by calling in vs. calling out, which provides an open dialogue for people to willingly learn about why something may be offensive to another. Our goal is for NWS be a centre of joy, celebration, life and healing.
  • How much does it cost to use your space?
    • How much you got? Haha, with only a $25/year membership we provide affordable rates for organizations to host programming. 
  • How do you keep your doors open?
    • Our community! Through our event rentals, membership, grants and  donations we sustain our space through the help of our local, and national community. 
  • Who can throw events?
    • Literally anyone that follows our carefully curated community guidelines. 
  • Where can I find more information?
    • You can follow us on instagram @newwomenspace and join our newsletter for upcoming programming and updates at newwomenspace.com

 

 

Calina
06/22/2019
Spotify Playlists
$15
Melina
06/21/2019
CUNT shirt, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper
$50
Lucie Dupas
06/21/2019
The Supporter
$100
Caroline Jones
06/21/2019
Monetary Contribution
$10
Sarah F
06/21/2019
CUNT shirt, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper
$50
06/21/2019
Spotify Playlists
$15
Yani
06/21/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Rachel
06/21/2019
Thank you in the NWS newsletter
$30
Eileen
06/21/2019
Spotify Playlists
$25
Liz Harris
06/21/2019
CUNT shirt, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

26 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Thank you in the NWS newsletter

We'll thank you at the bottom of our newsletter for donating & link out to your name with link of choice. Please add your name and link you'd like when purchasing! In addition to that, you will receive a special illustration from Catherine Willet inspired by New Women Space. Download this wallpaper and let the vibes brighten your notifications and beyond.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Instagram Story Feature

Get an Insta-Story shoutout on our page @newwomenspace with nearly 14K followers! We will feature your image, tag you and your business and 3 questions about you on our Community Highlight days (Saturday). Will email you to book a date. Highlights will begin the 3rd Saturday during June and will run throughout the summer. We'll be scheduling these on first come, first serve basis (only 30 spots available) and will send you a sign up calendar first week of June.

30 Supporters
None available
$50
CUNT shirt, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper

Grab yourself a CUNT shirt and receive a Spotify playlist & iPhone wallpaper. Ships within 1 month. US Shipping only.

24 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
The Supporter

It costs roughly $100 for us to keep our doors open each day. Through your generous support, help us secure another day! In return, you will be added to our supporter database which includes perks from local shops and restaurants along with a year-long discounted rental rate to host your very own NWS event!

11 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Manifesting in the Real World

60 min online class with CEO of Radically Selfish, Michelle Keinan. Radically Selfish has a mission to empower womxn to say hello yes to everything they desire and hell no to everything that gets in the way. 

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Creative Portraits by Eva Woolridge

Creative portraits by photographer Eva Woolridge who was featured in Teen Vogue, V Mag, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, BOMB Magazine, Essence and more. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,500
Sponsored Newsletter

Have a product, service, or announcement that our 5000 subscribers will love to learn about? Snag a sponsored newsletter- Includes brand logo and link, paired with either a sponsored recommendation or dedicated section in our upcoming newsletter.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
The Partner

We'll integrate you, your company or your brand at a 2019 New Women Space event, details to be discussed.

5 Left
0 Supporters
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$10,000
The Angel

No, really. Did you fall from heaven? Because you’re an angel. We'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

26 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Thank you in the NWS newsletter

We'll thank you at the bottom of our newsletter for donating & link out to your name with link of choice. Please add your name and link you'd like when purchasing! In addition to that, you will receive a special illustration from Catherine Willet inspired by New Women Space. Download this wallpaper and let the vibes brighten your notifications and beyond.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Instagram Story Feature

Get an Insta-Story shoutout on our page @newwomenspace with nearly 14K followers! We will feature your image, tag you and your business and 3 questions about you on our Community Highlight days (Saturday). Will email you to book a date. Highlights will begin the 3rd Saturday during June and will run throughout the summer. We'll be scheduling these on first come, first serve basis (only 30 spots available) and will send you a sign up calendar first week of June.

30 Supporters
None available
$50
CUNT shirt, Playlist & Phone Wallpaper

Grab yourself a CUNT shirt and receive a Spotify playlist & iPhone wallpaper. Ships within 1 month. US Shipping only.

24 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
The Supporter

It costs roughly $100 for us to keep our doors open each day. Through your generous support, help us secure another day! In return, you will be added to our supporter database which includes perks from local shops and restaurants along with a year-long discounted rental rate to host your very own NWS event!

11 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Manifesting in the Real World

60 min online class with CEO of Radically Selfish, Michelle Keinan. Radically Selfish has a mission to empower womxn to say hello yes to everything they desire and hell no to everything that gets in the way. 

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Creative Portraits by Eva Woolridge

Creative portraits by photographer Eva Woolridge who was featured in Teen Vogue, V Mag, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, BOMB Magazine, Essence and more. 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,500
Sponsored Newsletter

Have a product, service, or announcement that our 5000 subscribers will love to learn about? Snag a sponsored newsletter- Includes brand logo and link, paired with either a sponsored recommendation or dedicated section in our upcoming newsletter.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
The Partner

We'll integrate you, your company or your brand at a 2019 New Women Space event, details to be discussed.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
The Angel

No, really. Did you fall from heaven? Because you’re an angel. We'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

0 Supporters
Select this reward