Hop River Brewery

The Shame Ritual x Fearless Women Monthly Meet-up

The Fearless Women's Monthly Meet-Up challenges the traditionally male-dominated beer scene by inviting a feminine reclamation of proud imbibing. A local brewery, Hop River, creates room for a Third Space within the too-often hustle and isolation of daily life. The Shame Ritual was a collaboration for April's monthly Meet-Up. Continuing the theme of previous Meet-Ups, our goal was to create an ephemeral, organic conversation 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