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Saturday, January 27th
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Phenomenally is a poetry performance based on the famous poem by Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Women.” Local women entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and artist have read inspiring poems written by women; poems that point to a woman’s beauty and vigor.
We can't wait to tell you who we have coming to the stage this year,
and as always, the poems they read are sure to be inspiring.
And of course, gentleman, we look forward to see you, too.
Tickets are $40 in advance or at the door.
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Cocktail attire with a nod toward couture. The environment we will be surrounded by paired with the stature of the company we will keep warrants a bit of glamour. Also, we just might have designers amongst us. (If you are interested in wearing and outfit during the event, let us know.)
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PHENOMENALLY is a fundraiser for our Reverse Selfie Project.
Let's get honest, ladies. If we had snapchat and sexting when we were 12, 13, or 14 years old, we might have splashed a scarlet letter on our future selves with bikini selfies, too, right?
For a generation of girls who have never been without technology at her fingertips, the connection between her present and her future self can seem nonexistent. But we can bridge this gap. Through poetry, our workshops create a connection to these two people.
Learn more about this literacy-and-emotional literacy workshop going on now at Street School here.
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We will have two special editions this year and they are all about YOU:
your voice, your experience, your ideas.
1. Each registered guest will receive a PHENOMENALLY Moleskine journal,
a poetry prompt, and will have an opportunity to perform their poem from our stage.
2. Project 1948 and MUSED. Organization will ask for you to take a survey during the event which will highlight your ideas for how to create gender equality in Tulsa. Then, later this spring Jenifer White and Victoria McArtor will present their findings at the UN Women's Conference in New York City.
+ Appetizers and sushi rolls from In The Raw Brookside.
+ White wine, clear cocktails, and champagne.
+ Birthday cake! After all, it is Nicci Atchley's birthday.
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Simply fill out this form and we will invoice you for your ticket(s), which will include the event address.
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P H E N O M E N A L L Y / P O O L S I D E
A note of thanks.
This is exactly what we imagined when we dreamt of a poetry and collaborative arts nonprofit -- an opportunity to change the lives of kiddos with poetry; to bridge the gap between poetry and corporate play; and to put poetry back into the everyday affairs of the people -- including their Brazilian themed pool parties.
So, thank you.
Thank you so much for coming to Phenomenally : Poolside Poetry. Thanks for your scholarships. Thanks for celebrating these phenomenal women. Thanks for engaging with poetry.
As Nicci Atchley told us, Maya Angelou's poem "Phenomenal Woman" saved her life when she was a young lady. Our fundraiser hosted by the openhearted Holly Tait Ryan and Andrew Ryan insured Tulsa Public School kiddos have an inspiring verse reverberating in their heads through our #ReverseSelfieProject.
We can’t think of a better time in the history of our country for a girl to believe she can grow up and become a phenomenal woman. A woman who doesn’t have to be sold, traded, compromised, belittled, or told to be small.
Sometimes girls need a little help along the way, so thankfully these nonprofit sector ladies are helping to raise these women, and keep them achieving goals more important than the image they create:
Sarah Neal, Julia White, Grace Grothaus, Natalie Deuschle, LaDonna Boyd, Jennifer Lynn, donate their time, talent, and treasure to local organizations and we're so thankful for them.
This remarkable experience wouldn't have come together without the help of some extraordinary folks.
The John Regur Team helped out our volunteers with breakfast and mimosas while they pieced the details together.
Sarah Dover and West Elm Tulsa at Utica Square added even more glam to an outrageously beautiful scene.
Kendra Scott made sure our gentlemen guests drank beer dressed in Kendra Scott koozies, and snazzed up the neck of a few very lucky ladies.
Rob Crissinger and Hideaway Pizza kept us loaded in dough for supplies and sent us dozens of pizzas for our after party.
Speaking of after parties -- Russell Maloy and Premium Brands Wines and Spirits donated enough Caracas for us to celebrate our mermaid poets for an additional 4 hours.
Don't worry. Valerie Grant Visuals captured the scene -- both in these photos and with a video (coming soon).
Might you want more? Don't worry, Samuel Smith also covered our backs with his signature style photography (also coming soon).
Scott Mccolley and Dustin Schluterman took such special care of us. These gentlemen followed us around and kept track of our shoes, moved furniture, refilled, refreshed, and helped us relax.