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Interwoven Histories

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Interwoven Histories

A look back at Interwoven Histories: Unraveling the beauty and challenges of a collective Asian-American identity, in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Organized by Missfits and proudly hosted by Miranda Bennett Studio in May 2019.

Featuring guests:

Marina Bhargava – CEO of Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
Christine Hoang – Writer, Producer, Performer, and Founder of Color Arc Productions
Ayshea Armina – Asian American Community Archivist of Austin History Center 

The Panelists and Organizers of Missfits pose for a group shot after the panel discussing Asian-American womxn and cultural identity

Moderated & Organized by Missfits

missfits is an event series celebrating self-identifying Asian-American women in entrepreneurship and the arts produced by collective blue and In Bold Company - Kristina Gonzalez. Our goals are to bring visibility to self-identifying female Asian-American entrepreneurs and creatives, provide them with an opportunity to share and profit from their work, and build community.

About the Panel

In collaboration with Miranda Bennett Studio, missfits threw a Sunday social to celebrate shared histories as Asian-American womxn, including  a celebration of community, a moderated panel, and opportunities to shop from female Asian-American makers, curated by MBS. 

 

a hand weaving a large scrap of naturally dyed fabric from the Miranda Bennett Studio collection on a community loom created for the Sunday Social at the MBS Flagship

Portraits of Asian-American womxn printed on customers lay on a counter for guests of the event to take with them

Nina Ho, one of the Missfits Organizers, smiles

A guest holds her hands in the prayer position in agreement with something one of the panelists shared

The panelists and moderator, speaking at Miranda Bennett Studio during the event

 

The crowd at Sunday's panel



Miranda Introduces the panelists and the moderator

An exuberant guest smiles

A roomful of guests

More guests

The panel

The moderator

all photos by Ailin Hyde


“Interwoven Histories: Unraveling the beauty and challenges of a collective Asian-American identity”

* Marina Bhargava – CEO of Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
* Christine Hoang – Writer, Producer, Performer, and Founder of Color Arc Productions
* Ayshea Armina – Asian American Community Archivist of Austin History Center

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// RAFFLE PRIZES

* Xinh & Co Mae Tote ($30 value)

* “Food as Face Mask” Bundle ($96 value)

-Diaspora & Co. Turmeric Powder
-Diaspora & Co. “Cooking with Gold” Zine
-Brightland Awake & Alive Olive Oil Duo

* Miranda Bennett Everyday Top – Silk Charmeuse in Black ($215 value)

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// PROCEEDS

100% of proceeds from this event goes to funding the next missfits fest in 2020.

Additionally, during the month of May, a portion of profits from select Asian-American female-founded brands – Brightland, Diaspora & Co, Tantuvi, and Xinh & Co – will go towards missfits fest 2020.

 

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