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,”
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 :)