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Stacked Wooden Logs
A queer virtual coworking space dedicated to focusing on creative projects.

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Mon Jul 15 2024

<div>A queer virtual coworking space dedicated to focusing on creative projects.</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Focus/Time is a dedicated virtual space for LGBTQIA folks to work on their personal and/or work projects in an accepting environment. It’s the perfect place to work on projects you’ve been putting off or to start the projects that have been incubating in your mind. This is a space for you to focus on the things you want to do but struggle to do. </p><p><strong>The Format: </strong></p><p>We will begin with short introductions, who we are, where we’re tuning in from, and what we’ll be working on. We will have two 40-50 minute blocks of focus-time with a short bio-break in between. We will end the session with updates on what we accomplished and have some social time for those who want to socialize :) </p><p>We ask that all participants adhere to our Code of Conduct:</p><p><strong>The Platform:</strong></p><p>We will be using Zoom for this event. You will receive the login details in a separate email after registering through Eventbrite. </p><p><strong>Who is this for? </strong></p><p>This space was created for those who identify as LGBTQIA. Why? Even though there are many other co-working spaces out there for the general public, we wanted to create a space where we can feel comfortable being ourselves. Many of the people who join these sessions navigate life with ADHD/ADD and the structured time has increased their ability to focus. </p><p><strong>Schedule</strong></p><ul><li>Mondays 11am-1pm EST</li><li>Tuesdays 1pm-3pm EST</li><li>Wednesdays 11am-1pm EST</li><li>Thursdays 1pm-3pm EST</li><li>Fridays 3pm-5pm EST</li><li>Saturdays 11am-1pm EST</li></ul><p>For those of you who are wanting more or different time options, please let us know which days/times work best for you.</p><p><strong>The Moderators</strong></p><p>Each session will be facilitated by one of our Focus/Time Moderators: </p><ul><li><strong>Casper</strong> (they/them) is the creator of Focus/Time and the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Homoground</a> podcast which elevates LGBTQIA musicians. Casper is a <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">certified professional coach</a> who helps creative-minds overcome internal &amp; external blocks that hinder progress on creative projects and life goals. Follow their <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">instagram</a> for their creative process. </li></ul><ul><li><strong>Honey LeFleur </strong>(she/her) is a queer artist, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Movement Practitioner and Empowerment Coach</a>. With a lifetime of experience in movement as meditation and healing, she's your guide to a loving and caring relationship with your body. She's also a disruptive and innovative choreographer using the body on stage as radical political protest.</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Carla Ferrer </strong>(she/her, they/them) helps organizations and communities <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">imagine new possibilities and ways to realize them</a>. Carla honed their skills as an administrative professional in the private sector, and is now actively involved in work that centers liberation for racialized, disabled, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities. </li></ul><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"><strong>Riss</strong></a> (she/they) is a Newark, NJ community member interested in creating and sustaining Black queer safe spaces. She is currently working as a Contact Tracer and is serving an Americorps year as a Digital Program Coordinator for Literations. In their free time, they like to write poetry, read horror books, and practice yoga. </li></ul><ul><li><strong>Melissa Forbis</strong> (she/her, they/them) is a queer femme educator and researcher. They’ve been active in organizing and solidarity projects in the US and beyond the borders since the 1980s. She is also a competitive <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">powerlifter</a> and coach who uses strength as a tool for personal and community resistance.</li></ul><ul><li><strong>Connie Colvin</strong> (she/they) is interested in learning more about how we can work towards a more just and equitable society while having fun and not burning ourselves out. What's our relationship to work and to leisure? How do we know when to stop? People love working with Connie, as you can read in <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">LinkedIn testimonials</a>, and you will too!</li></ul><p><strong>The Cost</strong></p><p>Starting January 1, 2022 we are establishing a sliding scale drop-in rate to keep this space accessible to people of different financial situations.</p><p>If you plan on attending 4 or more sessions a month, we suggest you become a monthly member for unlimited access to all Focus/Time sessions at $20 per month at the Creative Space tier of our Patreon h<a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">ttps://</a></p><p>Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) get free access to this space. Use promo code: BIPOC</p><p><strong>Event Sponsors</strong></p><p>This space is made possible by</p><p><em><strong>Homoground,</strong></em><strong> </strong>an incubator for queer creators. Homoground also produces a podcast<em><strong> </strong></em>elevating LGBTQIA musicians through personal stories and songs. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"></a></p><p><strong>With Support From:</strong></p><p><em><strong>Brooklyn Community Pride Center</strong></em>, providing services and support to the NYC borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations.</p><p><em><strong>Composites Collective</strong></em>, transforming organizations at the intersection of design &amp; technology, behavioral sciences, and society.</p><p></p></div></div>


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