NOT UR BABY
A FEM DOMINANT SHOW AND BENEFIT FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
SUBMISSION CALL FOR NOT UR BABY 3
NOT UR BABY PT. II ~ MARCH 26TH 2016
Wine and Bowties:"The room came to life. Amongst the stir of excited conversation and performance pieces, there was an array of artwork displaying the experiences of more than 45 female artists involved in the show. Pieces that covered the walls told stories of self validation, sisterhood, spirituality, sexuality and empowerment. Every single detail was art"
YK La Familia: "With the first Not Ur Baby proving a success, it only makes sense that the empowering show and benefit for the fight against human trafficking would return for a second installment - and it didn't fail to live up to the first. We were blessed with some truly beautiful weather in the Town that day, adding to the euphoric atmosphere which radiated from the warmth of those in attendance, all there to celebrate and experience an engaging show."
Veuxdo: "The room was filled with vibrant inspiring energy. It made me proud to live in Oakland. Everyone was radiant and supportive and respectful. My heart was fluttering the whole time. So many things resonated. I was also surprised and touched after Regina's poem/presentation. I was embarrassed and kind of horrified by my ignorance about sex trafficking in Oakland, and it definitely made me want to find out how to be a part of the solution. The whole event felt like women/womyn/allies/everyone lifting each other up. This might be kind of silly way to describe it, but i was telling my friends in Texas afterwards it felt like a revolutionary art event, rather than a hipster art gathering."
Rehab Online Mag (interview): " Vavi: I wanted to give a space for local women to showcase their art. I had been in a handful of shows and noticed during install that i was most often the only girl apart of the show. There are a lot of talented women in the bay area. But for whatever layers of reasons, these women stay super cute. Not Ur Baby is able to shine a spotlight. I just wanna see more women winning."
Photos by Mamiko Inoue
Nook and Kranny: https://nookandkranny.com/2016/03/16/vavi-mami/
Las Brujas Radio: https://soundcloud.com/namasteshawty/las-brujas-radio-ep2-not-ur-baby
Awkward Convos with Beejus: https://soundcloud.com/awkwardconvos/27-vavi-beatriec-ursula-aleks-of-oakland-terminal
NOT UR BABY (MERCH) POP-UP:
Reginas Door - 352 17th st, Oakland, CA - March 25th 12pm-4pm
Photography by Aleesha Woodson and Vanessa Vigil
NOT UR BABY PT.I ~ August 15th 2015
Bratty, Alexandra Smith, Moxie, Sula, Gillian Keller, Olivia Krause, Pati Vargas, Sakiko Hill, Sofia Ackelbein, Vanessa Torres, Aleesha Woodson, Ciera Miller, Erin the artist, Chantel Beam, Vera, Natasha Zirulnik, Amanda Tyler, Cristel Leon, Namaste Shawty, Bad Luck, Lolo Zouai
To see short bios on the artists work and contact: https://instagram.com/noturbabyyy/
You can find more photos on Instagram by searching #noturbaby or click https://instagram.com/explore/tags/noturbaby/
"Not Ur Baby: Girl Power Done Right." - adreadfuldiary.com
"The evening cracked. At one point, someone turned to me and said: “Dude.. everyone here is so beautiful.” I think I told them that its because beautiful causes attracted beautiful people." - Veuxdo.com
"Always an advocate for the empowerment of women through a variety of channels, Vavi returns to Oakland Terminal to present "Not Ur Baby", an art show that looks to raise money and awareness for human trafficking" - Youthfulkinfolk.com
"...work that's challenging, provocative, and unafraid to make a statement or two." - Wineandbowties.com
"Vanessa Vigil is tired of going to male dominant shows" - East Bay Express