Hop River Brewery

"The Shame Ritual" x Fearless Women Monthly Meet-up

Zine design

Event Design

2019

Hop River is a local brewery which creates room within the too-often hustle and isolation of daily life. The bar intentionally calls to Oldenburg's Third Place, offering a not-home and not-work, but purely social gathering. The “Fearless Women's Monthly Meet-Up” at Hop River challenges the traditionally male-dominated beer scene by inviting a feminine reclamation of proud imbibing. I partnered with Hop River to create the Shame Ritual for April's monthly Meet-Up. Continuing the theme of previous Meet-Ups, our goal was to facilitate an ephemeral, organic conversation between strangers about the ways in which shame is created socially, psychologically, and culturally. This conversation would culminate in a writing activity to acknowledge things for which we hold shame, and a ritualistic burning of those shames. Event photography by Kara Doak  

"MINE IS ON THE THEME OF BEING ENOUGH"

"YESSS"

"BEING GOOD ENOUGH TO COMPETE WITH THE BOYS"

"I LOVE IT"

"LET IT GO"

"LET IT GO"

"LET IT GO"

"I ALSO CONSTANTLY STRUGGLE WITH FEELING WORTHY"

"WOO!"

"THE THEME OF MINE IS 'I AM NOT WORTH IT'"