Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the #WomanCreate event to be held Saturday, at the Topshelf Fullybooked in BGC.
As most of you know, I’m a supporter of events that are meant to inspire, empower and unleash women’s creativity and talent. So, even though there are three events lined up for me during that day within the same area location. I still say “Yes!” to the invite. We are Wonder Woman! We can attend that all! 🙂
“Woman Create: Design the Wonder Woman In You”, is the pop-up gathering where you get the chance to learn new art techniques and empowerment through creation and storytelling from today’s most talented Wonder Women: Sofia Cope, Kay Aranzanso, Mawee Borromeo, Marla Miniano and The Better Story Project.
I arrived at the event 20 minutes early. So, while waiting for the first part of the program to start. I registered first at the entrance hall and roam around at different booths set up at the center.
There were many great booths at Woman Create, and these were the ones’ that caught my attention.
And Yes, I bought a tote bag! 🙂
KatchaCanvas is a tote bag and a card shop that helps children develop a love for reading. So, for every tote bag you buy, KatchaCanvas will donate a book in your name to the iRead program in Libis Elementary School.
Viva la Manika, a vintage-inspired clothing and graphic jewelry for the substantial bombshell.
The Craft Central, your neighborhood specialty retailer, bringing you hard-to-find arts and craft supplies.
The Question is: WOMEN ARE…?
Do you agree with our answers?
Woman Create Workshop Proper
This is Your Story, a talk by Better Story
Isa, Better Story Founder, tells us her story and the reason why she started the “Better Story Project“. I actually admire her courage to move forward from her past and pursue something that inspire women to be the hero of their better story. 🙂 The whole talk was very moving that I almost tear up. And up until now, I’m still thinking the answers to these two questions she left us:
Who would I be without that thing that I’m tied with?
Do I like the story I’m living?
These two questions seems like an easy one, but if you assess yourself deeper. Its really difficult to answer! As for me, I don’t know who would I be without the people I love most. And I sometimes like my story, but sometimes I question myself why I am in this story.
Chic Lit talk by Marla Miniano
I always love Candy Magazine. It’s been my go to guide since I was a teen. I’m in my twenties now and I still read it. That’s why, when I learned that Ms. Marla Miniano, Candy Magazine editor-in-chief will talk on the event. I feel soo excited. I’m a fan of hers. I love the way she express herself and the way she motivates Candy Girls to rock in their own world! The whole talk was full of letter, poetry, and story reading.
There were four things I learned from the Chic Lit Talk:
- Open yourself to be vulnerable.
- If you find something to write about, do not give up on it.
- Write the things you love; Write it better.
- Creating something about love is not a silly process.
I actually attend CandyMag events, but I never got a chance to meet her in person. This time, it was different — not only I meet her up close but also get the chance to have her signed my copy of a book she authored, and take pictures along with her.
The last workshop I attended was “She Creates, She Can Change”, a collage workshop by Sofia Cope which I will share on a separate post soon. 🙂
Though I didn’t finish the entire event, I would like to extend my deepest thanks to Rika, Women, Create Founder for inviting me. As well as congratulate her for the success of the event. 🙂