Last Night I Met Jessica Bennett at Bulletin!
Last night was one of those amazing New York City nights where you’re just walking down the street and happen upon something amazing. Yesterday’s adventure? Meeting Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club and writer for The New York Times at the new Bulletin space in Nolita. Now, I didn’t actually happen upon this event by chance — I saw it advertised on the Bulletin Insta-story and instantly put it in my calendar — but I easily could have with the cute-ass sidewalk sign boasting about the FFC and “FREE ROSE”. If I hadn’t planned on going, I for sure would have stopped inside.
There was a casual crowd sipping chilled rosé out of neon pink cups while perusing the selection of independent feminist brands stocked in the Prince St. Bulletin Broads store. The event was a celebration for the release of Feminist Fight Club in paperback and there were pins, stickers, and copies of the book for all of us to hoard. I accepted a free sticker and pin and then Jessica gamely signed my sketchbook with, “Sarah, Welcome to the FFC!” She was so great! She took the time to chat with me about Pink Things and most of the individuals in the excited and intimate crowd about our projects and how FFC has helped us. Jessica also commanded the glowing-pink room when she spoke about what inspires her, how the FFC came to be, and how she still implements it today.
Bulletin x FFC was such a cool event — no pressure, low-key, and I actually got to meet and talk with one of my favorite writers (I was definitely fangirl-ing). I just wish that I had had the opportunity to meet the Bulletin founders as well! Oh well, maybe next time. Congrats Jessica!