february 2019

February Lovin': Drop Now

Tears of Eros, a lexicon in the style of Georges Bataille by Peggy Ahwesh.

Tears of Eros, a lexicon in the style of Georges Bataille by Peggy Ahwesh.

It’s February and freezing as frckkk! Please indulge us though--cuz we are feeling really hot!
 January was hopping with sold out workshops, love letters, lots of wine and unwinding, gaggles of girls that werk it at Womens Workplace, and a general attitude of upward mobility while the temp. drops outside.


SHE SHOP: Our new womenmade womenworn content shop, curated by our Instar Lodge community.

Come see what we desire!

She Shop is updated regularly, so you can shop for feel good things that make you feel even better knowing the the money goes into the hands of creative lady-preneurs and mamma bears. AND for those of you that want to follow SHE SHOP on Instagram--she’s there! @the_sheshop AND you can expect future SHE SHOP POP UP’S with the lady-makers.


Speaking of lady-makers, we have a queen of experimental film working at Instar Lodge as a studio resident, the ineffable Peggy Ahwesh.


We feature Peggy's in this month’s LEX*I*CON. See what it means to be an artist in her own words. Peggy was just speaking this month at the MOMA about her favorite director Doris Wishman, BUT read LEX*I*CON to know Peggy’s favorite color.

CNF CIRCLE:  ||SLIDING SCALE|| Join writer/author/teacher Nina Boutsikaris for an intimate and invigorating 6-session Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop. Bring your writing to the next level in the new year! LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE.

LOVE LETTERS :  Join Instar Lodge in the new year for a heart-centered practice of writing love letters.  Love Letters will meet once-a-month and is open to anyone. Read more and register here.

CHANGE-MACHINE: MONEY MATTERS  ||BY DONATION|| Money Matters is part-book-club, part-confessional, part-get-your-shit-in-order. This change-machine[support hug] group is a 5 month commitment.
Learn more and register here.



Join us at the Lodge with W_I_P Projects for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate. Come at any time. We will have soup and snacks too. Learn more and register here.

INTEGRITY + PURPOSE: Creativity and Courage Workshop:  ||SLIDING SCALE|| Can you clearly articulate your integrity or purpose? Why does it matter to know these things about self or creative enterprise? Start 2019 with authenticity and courage with this creative workshop. Learn more and register here.