Tuesday Feb 06, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201
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About the Book.
Text me when you get home. Those six words are a parting ritual for countless female friends, whether they’re spoken after a night out or an afternoon coffee. Yes, it’s about safety and keeping an eye out for each other, but those words also represent the solidarity, strength and love that goes into these friendships. It’s another way of saying I’m here for you, or I’ve got your back.
Journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s new book TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship, explores the cultural importance of the shift in favor of female friendships and the empowerment that they provide. Schaefer examines public celebrations of girlfriends and digs into her personal experiences navigating these very same relationships, using her journalistic skills to explore this terrain like never before.
From Mean Girls’ Regina George to #squadgoals, the narrative surrounding female friendships is changing. Girls who grew up in a world of Queen Bees and cliques, competition and cattiness, are increasingly rejecting this construction—and the shift is as apparent in our daily lives as it is in academia and pop culture. Everyone from scholars to Hollywood actors are speaking out about why friendships between women carry as much weight and significance as any other relationship. The proof is probably in your Netflix queue right now: think Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins (Parks and Recreation), Abbi and Ilana (Broad City), or the infamous Sex and the City quartet. It’s a truth women have known for ages: female friendships can be just as rich, intimate, and complex as any other relationship, and society is taking notice.
About the Author.
Kayleen Schaefer is a journalist and author of the bestselling Kindle Single memoir Fade Out. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many other publications. She currently lives in New York City, and Text Me When You Get Home is her first book.
About the Moderators.
Claire Mazur is, first and foremost, the proud friend of Kayleen Schaefer. She is also the co-founder of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. Claire launched Of a Kind in 2010 with business partner Erica Cerulo to give emerging designers a platform for exposure and to create a place for discovery-hungry consumers to find them. In 2015, Claire and Erica sold Of a Kind to Bed Bath & Beyond, where they continue to oversee and grow the company they built. Also, Claire and Erica are writing a book Work Wife, to be published in January 2019 by Random House, that will explore the power of female friendship to fuel successful businesses. Claire holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MA from Columbia University and has been named to Forbes’ “30 under 30,” Brooklyn Magazine’s “Who’s Who of Brooklyn Design,” and Fashionista’s “50 Most Influential People in New York Fashion.”
Erica Cerulo is a friend and fangirl of Kayleen Schaefer. On the side, she’s the co-founder of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. Erica launched Of a Kind in 2010 with business partner Claire Mazur to give emerging designers a platform for exposure and to create a place for discovery-hungry consumers to find them. In 2015, Erica and Claire sold Of a Kind to Bed Bath & Beyond, where they continue to oversee and grow the company they built. Also, Erica and Claire are writing a book Work Wife, to be published in January 2019 by Random House, that will explore the power of female friendship to fuel successful businesses. Prior to launching the site, Erica worked as an editor at Details and Lucky, and she holds a BA from the University of Chicago. She’s passionate about editorial, voice, and discovery and has been included on Fashionista’s “50 Most Influential People in New York Fashion.”
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