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Help Create a Fun & Safe Space For and By Women!

WOMANISH was designed to be a safe space where women of all backgrounds, identities & perspectives can come together have fun, be impactful

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Project Description



WOMANISH was totally concepted, created, and produced by some badass women!! WOMANISH is not only an experiential exhibition; it's a movement meant to inspire and foster community for womxn! This event will be an expressive exploration of identity and perspectives of womxn and gender non-confirming people. WOMANISH, will make it's debut during International Women's Month in March 2020.  It will be an experiential community driven pop up overlayed by awesome programming such as networking brunches, inspirational panels, inclusive parties, and more! Each day, we will be highlighting a boss woman in the local Chicago area.

Each room was carefully crafted to explore aspects of womxnhood. In our cover photo you can see a sneak peak of our "Selfish" room. How many times are people called selfish by simply putting their interest first? We wanted to explore this concept of Selfish by emphasizing the importance of self care.

Another concept is CENSOREDISH

Our CENSOREDISH Room Concept

Womxn have been censored for our bodies since the beginning of time. We explore this topic in a creative and juicy way.

Expect 10-15 exploratory rooms exploring topics affecting women in creative ways


Our mission is to create safe spaces for womxn from all different backgrounds to connect and create a sense of community in a space designed and imagined just for them. 


We are currently in a time where division is all around us. Our hope with WOMANISH is that people from all different backgrounds and perspectives, can come together, have fun and in a space imagined and designed just for them.

Womxn deserve to be celebrated! As stated earlier, WOMANISH is not just an trending pop up event. It's a movement that inspires womxn to follow their dreams, and to be unapologetically themselves. No matter what your ish is!

Our place goes beyond an instagrammable room and layers on real underlying issues affecting women that need to be spotlighted in creative ways. Our team of badass women are working hard to create a space where women can connect, create new relationships, and have an incredible time. WOMANISH will be a one of a kind exhibit.


Our goal is to impact 30,000 women. Help us make this possible!


We need the funds to be able to build out the exhibition. Right now this concept is just a dream, but with your help we can bring this to life. We are working to bring some of the best female artists & creators together to achieve something amazing.

The Must See Exhibit for all Boss Babes - Sheen Magazine


Who is on your team?

Danyelle Gray, Founder of Womanish & Events & Marketing Professional

Dionna Gray, Founder of WOMANISH & Brand Guru

Emily Dahlquist, Creative Director ,

Chrome City, PR Team,

And YOU! In order for us to bring WOMANISH to life, we need your help! If you love and support womxn and dreamers, support us!! We have such a big vision for WOMANISH and we can't do it with out you!


The Project FAQs


WOMANISH is a movement that explores expressions of identity and perspectives through visual and physical experiences produced by womxn.

What’s up with the “x” in the word “womxn”?

The word “womxn” (spelled with an “x”) represents all forms of women and non-binary people—women who don’t necessarily conform to a stereotypical, gendered female.

How does one join the movement and participate?

Artists participate by sharing their identities and perspectives through their work. Guests participate by showing up to our ongoing WOMANISH panel series and the spring 2020 WOMANISH Exhibit where they can explore their expressions of identity while connecting with other womxn. And everyone can participate by joining these important conversations around female empowerment. #WeAreWomanish

Can men be a part of the movement?

Of course! At WOMANISH, we love it when men show up to support the womxn in their lives. Everyone has thoughts about what womxn’s perspectives are. We all come from womxn and have close relationships with womxn—mothers, daughters, adopted families, sisters, friends. Men will connect with these perspectives, too, because of the womxn in their lives, and connect with the conceptual parts of these perspectives. The goal (for everyone) is to gain an understanding of other peoples’ perspectives and celebrate one another.


How can the public find out about upcoming WOMANISH speaker panels, events and exhibits—and join the conversations?

Visit for info and to RSVP to upcoming events. And follow us on Instagram @wearewomanish_(WOMANISH is open to public recommendation and interpretation to advance our movement. Send comments to


What can visitors expect from the WOMANISH Exhibit in 2020?

WOMANISH Exhibit is a full-scale experience exhibition designed to bring awareness to breaking single-definition stereotypes within art, events, and socio-political interactive activations. It will be a unique, 30-day experience for Chicago featuring artists from all mediums who use their art to voice and support womxn’s perspectives and identities. Guests can expect safe and fun spaces to explore womxn’s perspectives and identities while connecting with their own. 

What kind of artists will be exhibiting their work at the WOMANISH Exhibit?

National and local talent of all mediums including, but not limited to, music, scenic photo installs, traditional art, muralists, designers, theatrical groups, dance, solo show exhibitions, and more.

The exhibit’s tagline is “Discover Your ISH.” Tell us about that...

Our ISH’s are the different ways in which we identify as womxn. WOMANISH invites people to “discover their ISH” either by contributing an installation or physical space (artists) or by coming out to experience the Exhibit and discover what ISH’s they relate to (visitors)—and how our different ISH’s look and feel in a visual world.

What are the different “ISH’s” people can explore at the WOMANISH Exhibit?

Stylish, Selfish, Delish, Moodyish, … As womxn, we are all complex mixes of multiple ISH’s. The WOMANISH Exhibit will reveal to guests how to explore their unique ISH’s, display how creative womxn explore and express their unique ISH’s, and uncover the beauty and strength in our differences while uniting us all via connectivity and communication. 

Once you discover your “ISH,” what do you do with it?

Throughout the WOMANISH Exhibit, visitors will be able to take conceptual photos during their experiences that highlight their mood and connectivity with the different “ISH” rooms. There will be creative social media giphy kits to customize your experience. Beyond the Exhibit, we will be exploring other areas of the country, inviting artists and guests to the movement. Everyone is invited to share their stories and perspectives via #WeAreWomanish

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