As I watched many of my friends post their stories of sexual assault and harassment over the past week, I was reminded of the importance of artist collectives that create safe environments for women. This Thursday marks the Bae collective’s one year anniversary, and it couldn’t be better timed.
When my feed first began to fill with #metoo stories, I happened to be in a space cultivated by the Bae team. The collective was hosting another one of its wellness and feminine focused events, which bring women together to collaborate and share artistic gifts they may otherwise be unable to find a space for.
“What we really want is for girls to feel safe to perform, because the whole nightlife is very masculine,” explains Mimi von Koerber, Bae’s co-founder. “We just want you to feel safe to do your art, just express yourself.”
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