WOMEN’S FESTIVAL: ‘I AM A _____ WOMAN’



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  • When: Fri 23 Aug 2019 - Sun 1 Sep 2019 
  • Where: Eaton HK  
  • Category: Special
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Description

Eaton Workshop, Sally Coco and Reel Women Hong Kong’s celebrated Women’s Festival returns from 23 August to 1 September 2019.

Titled ‘I AM A _____ WOMAN’, each day’s programming revolves around a specific theme — divine, extra-large, alien, nasty, hairy, failed.

The festival is the second edition of Hong Kong’s first ever dedicated event for local Hong Kong women, exclusively focused on the celebration of women’s power and individuality through live music, film screenings, holistic wellness offerings, thought-provoking panel discussions, skincare workshops and more.

 

Discussions & Seminars

For ten days, curated panel discussions and seminars, helmed by pioneering experts and influencers, will open up dialogue around female empowerment, self-expression, fertility and more. The Women’s Festival will partner with field experts, including sex therapists and divorce lawyers, to facilitate progressive dialogue around each meaningful topic. The festival hopes to nurture a supportive community and challenge normalized representations of what it means to be a woman in Hong Kong.

Workshops

A wide-ranging selection of workshops will invite both women and men to explore wellness, communication, confidence, parent-child communication, sensuality, sexuality and more. From pelvic floor health through yoga to self-exploration via a welcoming and interactive game, the Women’s Festival will deliver an exploratory experience to suit participants from all walks of life.

Performance

Highlights of the empowering festival include ‘SexTime Story’— a performance centered on people’s deepest and most meaningful sexual stories and ‘HER: Creating the Robot of Your Dreams’ in which artist Angela Su and writer Cally Yu will lead a creative writing workshop on creating a science fiction avatar that questions the way we currently understand gender identities. Panels such as ‘True Love, True Democracy, Love Desire and Autonomy in a Chaotic Time’ discusses love in the form of democracy and ‘Unnatural Bodies: Biohacking, Body-Modification and Corporal Desire’ dives into aesthetic surgery and the value systems on which society bases its judgements are expected to be exceptionally well-attended.

 

The nearly 100% Cantonese program will also feature financial intelligence and prenup workshops, aimed at empowering women through knowledge. Celebrity actor Tina Lau will join the festival to host a meaningful workshop, ‘Dressing for Confidence’, while Still Human’s Crisel Consunji will join a panel to share her experience as one of Hong Kong’s ‘Larger than Life Filipinas’.

Screenings include the Asia premier of Asian-American director Emily Ting’s new film Go Back to China, the Hong Kong premier of the award-winning feature film And Breathe Normally and the ground-breaking documentary Breaking Habits, and a short film collection featuring inspiring real-life heroes and up-and-coming local directors. 

The mission of the Hong Kong Women’s Festival is to promote gender awareness and equality in society. The event will start a dialogue around important issues, experiences and perspectives of women, and celebrate womanhood through a range of art forms. Co-organized by Vera Lui (founder of Sally Coco), Chantal Wong (Eaton HK’s Director of Culture), and Sonia Wong (founder of Reel Women Hong Kong), the festival was created after identifying a void in local culture for women to feel comfortable to freely explore their individuality and curiosity.

The ten-day festival will be hosted at Eaton HK, Katherine Lo’s global purpose-driven company focused on the intersection between culture, content, wellness, hospitality and social impact.  

10% of net proceeds from ticket sales, seminars and workshops will benefit RainLily - Hong Kong's first crisis center for female victims of sexual violence. Tickets start from HK$50 for single admission and can be purchased on eventbrite from July 22.

Additional packages and pricing available.


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