WE KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WHAT’S LIKE TO WANT TO DO MORE BUT AREN’T SURE HOW OR WHERE TO START… WE GET THAT IF YOU’RE A BABE WHO’S SHORT ON TIME, MONEY, OR BOTH, ALL THE HOOP-JUMPING REQUIRED TO “GET INVOLVED” CAN MAKE IT A NON-OPTION. AND WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT’S LIKE TO NOT BE ABLE TO DO OR GIVE EVERYTHING, SO JUST YOU GIVE UP AND JUST DO NOTHING INSTEAD.
Babe Council was born in the summer following the 2017 Women’s March, by three besties looking for more ways to “get involved” and be better citizens and community members.
“We quickly realized that no one had ever taught us as adults what being a good citizen even means or how to do that, we took the advice of the Women’s March website and hosted a political letter writing event for a dozen of our friends. None of us had ever written letters to our elected reps, but we googled and made cocktails and gave ourselves permission to do it wrong.”
After the first event we were hooked and ready to do more
SO WE CREATED A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP AND SENT OUT INVITES TO ABOUT A DOZEN OR SO WOMEN WHO WE FELT REALLY EMBODIED THE SPIRIT OF THE GROUP, AND ASKED THEM TO DO THE SAME. BY THE TIME WE HOSTED OUR SECOND MEETING THERE WERE 200+ WOMEN IN THE GROUP, AND THE FOLLOWING MONTH WE HOSTED OUR FIRST OFFICIAL EVENT. AND THE REST, AS THEY SAY, IS HISTORY.
The feedback from women has been overwhelming, we are so so grateful. We totally look forward to continuing to create opportunities for babes from sea to shining sea to claim their social, political, and economic power through activism and altruism.