Black & Brown Studio & Community Space

The Femmies  is a POC Queer group located in NYC lead by Elle Swoope. We are interested in opening a social membership space for our black and brown communities that will be used for creativity, wellness, healing, and organizing. 

We are hoping to create a space that will provide a sense of belonging and that is supportive to the health and growth of our community. It is important to me that this space be one of respect and acceptance and help forge the gap in the black and brown community both within our own communities and together.

We are asking for $10 per person which means we only need 400 donations to meet our goal! However, all donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. 

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PURPOSE:  To be a safe space for Black and Brown folx, free from racism, misogynior/misogyny,  homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, xenophobia, etc.

MISSION: To provide a donated/low cost space for local black and brown healers to facilitate their gifts while community space for small events, education, organizing, and wellness.

VISION:  A beautiful and open environment free from homophobia, transphobia, and misogynoir, and etc and that provides healing and liberation for our community in a safe and secure environment. 

LOCATION:
The building is located on the corner of Nostrand and Gates in Bedstuy. It is a 8 Minute walk from Bedford-Nostrand Stop on the G and 12 Minute walk to the Nostrand Stop on the A/C.

The community space will be a 2 level space with a seating area, kitchen, and bathroom on the first level. The below area will be used as event and communal space.

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HOW WE WILL SURVIVE:
We are definitely hoping to provide space a free and low cost to our community and members. We will have monthly donation goals that we must hit to hold the space. We will also have the photography studio available for rental through our direct site and third party.

MONEY TO RAISE: 16K
Rent
$8,000– Security + 2 Months  

Studio
Photography Roller Backdrop  - $150
Basic Lights  - $350
Backdrop Paper - $500

Décor
Plants – $1,000
Furniture/Decor- $2500

Appliances
Projector/Screen $500
Speaker/Mics/Mixer - $300
Community Computer/Printer/Paper- $1000
Kitchen/Bathroom Décor and Necessities - $1000
TV - $500


I’m also looking for people to join this community. I’m looking for healers, wellness providers, creatives, and community organizers to join the membership and help build a strong community. To donate your time, your skills, or in any other form, please email me at kingfatfemmie<at>gmail.com

Donations

  • Natalie Madrid  
    • $20 
    • 9 hrs
  • Rahme Rayes 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Alan Goodwin 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Juliet R.  
    • $20 (Offline)
    • 2 d
  • Rebecca F.  
    • $10 (Offline)
    • 2 d
See all

Organizer

Elle Swoope 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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