We launched, so now what?
The next step for us was to begin growing our community of mujeres across the Inland Empire. The best way to do this was to put together a meet up called, ‘Drawing Con Las Mujeres’. We wanted to create an open space for women from the Inland empire to feel safe and free to cultivate creativity as well as connect, empower and support other like-minded women from the IE and guess what…
Y’all came through!
It was everything we envisioned, and we feel beyond grateful for all you mujeres who came out in support of what we are trying to create. It was wonderful to hear your stories about how you came across our collective and how this is something you had always wished to be a part of, but there was an absence in our inland region. This is exactly how we felt from the start of all of this, which is why we decided to push forward, so trust us when we say we understood all your words.
It brought us so much joy to meet with each and every one, because of you we are growing, because of you we created Inland Mujeres and because of you we decided to make the ‘Drawing con Las Mujeres’ a monthly occurrence.
Mil gracias to Tio’s Tacos in downtown Riverside and the whole Sanchez family for supporting our collective and for letting us host our event at your beautiful restaurant. Lastly, shout out to Sinly Lim from Milsin Studios for documenting the entire event, as well as her and Allen Morton for printing our stickers (t-shirts and totes coming soon). This is what Inland Mujeres is all about, the amazing things that can occur when we connect with other mujeres to support each others visions both creatively and professionally.
¡Lo hicimos y juntas!
Cynthia, Mariana & Jessica