Sat, Nov 16|
The Monkey House
Body Love Open Mic
Come get inspired!
Time & Location
Nov 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The Monkey House, 1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
About the Event
The Bay Area's first Body Love Open Mic!
The event was a success! Click here if you're interested in a future Body Love Open Mic.
With so many messages coming at us every day saying our bodies are not good enough, we all need to actively seek out counter messaging. The goal of the Body Love Open Mic is to encourage the truth inside us that says “actually, you’re great just as you are.”
No tickets needed- just show up at the door!
4:45pm Doors open
5:00-7:00pm Open Mic
7:00-7:30pm 30 Minute Shake It Dance Party
Body Love Art is art that’s about how inherently awesome our bodies are. It could be explicitly what you love about your body or what your body can do, or it might be more subtle. There is a lot of great art out there about people hating their bodies. I suppose body hate can make for good art too, but it’s not for this show. This show is about a collective uplifting. Obviously Body Love art is not racist, classist, homophobic, misogynist, islamophobic, antisemitic, ableist, transhobic, xenophobic, ageist, adultist or fatphobic. And it does not include diet talk. But you already know this because ultimately oppression is about targeting bodies, and we are creating a pro-body, anti-oppressive space. If you’re not sure if the content of your piece meets the Body Love art vibe, just ask!
Cost: $20-$5 sliding scale for attendees, but free for performers who sign up in advance.
10% of profits will go to support the Rainbow Community Center in Concord.
The event is wheelchair accessible.
Contact me if you have additional accessibility needs or concerns, and I will do my best to meet them.
Hate performing in front of people? No prob! Just come watch and enjoy :)