NYC SPRING 2017

OUR PARTNERS

 
 

Upscale erotic boutique and online shopping destination. Bringing their judgement-free, specialized shopping experience and huge variety of pleasure products to C+S plus special Pleasure Programming throughout the day.

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FemCap™ and FemmyCycle™ provide modern contraceptive and menstrual solutions that are safe, effective and easy-to-use. Checkout their Demo Schedule to learn how to use a period cup and why the cervical cap is back! 

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FLO Living is a women-centric health system that syncs with your unique rhythm. 

MARKETPLACE VENDORS

 
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MyFlo App

MyFlo App is the first-ever period tracking App that tells you what to do to be symptom-free!


Fat and the Moon

Fat and the Moon is an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry. 

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ICON

Icon makes Pee-proof underwear that keeps you dry and
odor-free from light leaks.

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THINX

Thinx creates period-proof underwear that protects you from leaks and keeps you feeling dry.

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GOOD CLEAN LOVE

Good Clean Love changes sexual health with organic solutions for sexual wellbeing. 

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CHaKRUBS

Chakrubs are sexual wellness and pleasure products made from 100% natural crystals.


DAME PRODUCTS

Dame Products was founded by smart women with the purpose of making phenomenal sex toys.


Pleasure Chest

The Pleasure Chest is an upscale erotic boutique and online shopping destination


Cora 

Cora is a quarterly subscription that sends toxin-free, organic cotton tampons every month. 

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Sustain

Sustain is the first brand of all natural sexual wellness products created with your vagina in mind!

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Extend Fertility

Extend Fertility offers premier egg freezing services in NY for women who want to preserve their fertility. 

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Flutter 

Flutter  is the app for painful periods—it helps screen for endometriosis and manage its daily symptoms. 


FertileGirl

Pre-pregnancy nutrition company changing the conversation about fertility and empowering women to make healthy choices. 


At the Well

At the Well supports women who want to live connected to their bodies, communities and souls.


Lunette

Lunette is made of safe, medical grade silicone, it’s BPA free and provides worry-free easy to use period care up to 12 hours.

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FEMCAP

FemCap is a woman-controlled reusable, non-hormonal, latex-free contraceptive device.


Ideal Woman

Ideal Woman jewelry is a symbol of female empowerment, designed to remind every woman that she is the ideal woman.

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Elvie

Elvie connects to an app & guides you through fun, five minute workouts to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor. 

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Lia diagnostics

Lia is the first and only flushable pregnancy test. Made from an eco-friendly, paper-like material and ultra thin design and easy to carry.

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FUR

FUR is the first line of all natural products dedicated to caring for pubic hair and skin.  Softer hair, smoother skin, and no ingrowns.

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Bird +stone

Bird + Stone's Future is Female bracelet donates $5 to PP to help fund reproductive & sexual health for all.


the fifth vital sign

The Fifth Vital Sign strives to spread unbiased, free, reproductive health information so that we all feel more secure, safe, and alive in our bodies.

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Oddo Body

Oddo Body is a line of 100% cotton underwear designed to spark open, informed and artful conversation about bodies and sex.


Biem Health

Biem Health brings the Biem App, so users can get tested, share results, and be notified about future potential STDs. 

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Parsley Health

Parsley Health is a groundbreaking, data driven medical practice that offers personalized healthcare as a unique annual membership. 

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Medicine Mama’s Apothecary

Certified organic skincare products that moisturize, soothe, nourish and heal. Made with the highest quality natural skincare.

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Daysy

Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method (FAM) by learning & tracking your menstrual cycle. 

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Unbound

Unbound is the empowering sexual wellness company for women by women. They sell a curated selection of sex toys and lingerie for feminist babes


Tuza

Tuza is a jewelry line hand-made in Mexico City and NY. Each piece is designed to capture the timeless, bold, and elegant nature of the empowered woman.   


MELK

Melk  is a pop-up lactation room (and safe space) for new parents. At work, at the gym, at conferences, at events, and more. It's dreamy inside, easy to assemble and doesn't take up much space. Created by Brilliant Bodies and Tactile.

 
 

SOCIAL PARTNERS + ORGANIZATIONS

 
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Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services primarily to New York’s LGBT communities- in all their diversity- regardless of ability to pay.  To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness and advocates for LGBT health issues.

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood provides information and health care, and promotes public policies that make those services available to all. Their five health centers in NYC provide reproductive health care, including contraception, pregnancy tests, abortion services, or tests for sexually transmitted infections. 

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UnTabooed

UnTabooed is a nonprofit committed to breaking the taboo surrounding menstruation by providing menstrual health education and sustainable menstrual products to women in need, and promoting conversation among people everywhere. 


the doula project

The Doula Project is an New York City-based organization that provides free compassionate care and emotional, physical, and informational support to people across the spectrum of pregnancy. 

 


Rally+Rise

Rally + Rise is about taking action–and making change locally. Our goal is to rally New Yorkers, organize advocacy efforts, and engage in conversation with legislators around key policy, so that our priorities become their priorities.

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Reproductive Health Access Project

The Reproductive Health Access Project trains and support primary care clinicians to provide abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care. We train and support clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone, because reproductive care is basic health care."

 

LGBT Community Center

The LGBT Center The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBT communities of NYC health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services.


Baby Quest Foundation

Baby Quest Foundation provides financial assistance to those who cannot afford the high costs of procedures such as egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, embryo donation, and gestational surrogacy.


Gia Allemand Foundation

Gia Allemand Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing peer support, education, research, and resources for those affected by Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and female suicidal ideation. We aim to improve the quality of women's lives through awareness, education, outreach, and recovery. 


NOW-NYC

NOW-NYC gives women a powerful voice.  As the largest NOW chapter in the country, we play a key role in shaping the debate on the issues that impact women, creating policies, and holding government and businesses accountable to the women of New York. 

 

NYC LOCAL RESOURCES

 
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The YinOva Center

The YinOva Center is home to some of NYC’s best Acupuncturists, Herbalists + Bodyworkers and is a home-away-from-home for women looking for thorough, warm, and compassionate integrative OB/GYN care.


Earth + Sky Healing Arts

Earth + Sky Healing Arts is a wellness center located in Long Island City, Queens providing body work and individualized holistic treatments in a variety of modalities

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO 

 

Petal by pedal

Petal by Pedal uses New York grown blooms to create our buckets. With fresh seasonal blooms and bicycle delivery, it doesn't get simpler than this. 


Kombrewcha

Kombrewcha it’s culture in a bottle – literally. Packed with probiotics and a refreshingly tangy taste, it’s creatively concocted with an artful 65 calories.  

 


Balance Water

Balance is committed to promoting the health & wellbeing benefits of Australian Flower Essences, while delivering products in an environmentally-conscious manner.

SCHEDULE

 
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TEAM

 
NATALIA HAILES  + ASHLEY SPIVAK  Natalia Hailes and Ashley Spivak are birth doulas and reproductive health advocates. They are co-creators of Brilliant Bodies which partners with like-minded businesses to facilitate creative solutions to address the most pressing issues in the reproductive health space. They are contributors to WellRounded NY and MindBodyGreen and facilitate workshops all over the city including the renowned YinOva Center and Prenatal Yoga Center.

NATALIA HAILES  + ASHLEY SPIVAK 

Natalia Hailes and Ashley Spivak are birth doulas and reproductive health advocates. They are co-creators of Brilliant Bodies which partners with like-minded businesses to facilitate creative solutions to address the most pressing issues in the reproductive health space. They are contributors to WellRounded NY and MindBodyGreen and facilitate workshops all over the city including the renowned YinOva Center and Prenatal Yoga Center.

CREATORS

Lauren Bille is an activist, community-builder, producer and entrepreneur. She's spent the last 15 years working on social justice causes like race, gender and class politics, education policy, immigration resources, sustainable food, climate change and its effects on third world countries and democratizing mindfulness. She's founding partner at Medi Club and The Big Quiet - a massive community of New Yorkers who come together to share meditation, culture and discussion.

Lauren Bille is an activist, community-builder, producer and entrepreneur. She's spent the last 15 years working on social justice causes like race, gender and class politics, education policy, immigration resources, sustainable food, climate change and its effects on third world countries and democratizing mindfulness. She's founding partner at Medi Club and The Big Quiet - a massive community of New Yorkers who come together to share meditation, culture and discussion.

CREATOR

 
BOBB Films' Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein produced the award-winning documentary, The Business of Being Born, which was broadcast on Showtime in 2007.  It continues to be the number one most watch documentary on birth of all time and has had real impact on birthing practices on a global level. They are currently working on a film about hormonal health. A sneak peak will be shown at CYCLES+SEX with a Q+A to follow! 

BOBB Films' Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein produced the award-winning documentary, The Business of Being Born, which was broadcast on Showtime in 2007.  It continues to be the number one most watch documentary on birth of all time and has had real impact on birthing practices on a global level. They are currently working on a film about hormonal health. A sneak peak will be shown at CYCLES+SEX with a Q+A to follow! 

 

PARTNER

Alessandra Biaggi most recently served as the Deputy National Operations Director with Hillary for America. Alessandra is a graduate of New York University and Fordham Law School, where she was as a member of the Fordham Law Review. She is a past fellow and sits on the Advisory Board of the New Leaders Council, is a member of The New Agenda's Young Women Leadership Council and serves on the host committee for the Arena Summit.  

Alessandra Biaggi most recently served as the Deputy National Operations Director with Hillary for America. Alessandra is a graduate of New York University and Fordham Law School, where she was as a member of the Fordham Law Review. She is a past fellow and sits on the Advisory Board of the New Leaders Council, is a member of The New Agenda's Young Women Leadership Council and serves on the host committee for the Arena Summit.  

LEGAL COUNSEL

Emily Ackerman is a writer/filmmaker with an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. While pursuing a film career in Los Angeles, Emily unearthed a passion for holistic wellness through her discovery of Ayurveda, sister science of yoga and one of the oldest existing systems of health. It has since become her goal to employ the power of the visual arts and social media and technology, to spread the ancient wisdom and breakthroughs in modern science.

Emily Ackerman is a writer/filmmaker with an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute. While pursuing a film career in Los Angeles, Emily unearthed a passion for holistic wellness through her discovery of Ayurveda, sister science of yoga and one of the oldest existing systems of health. It has since become her goal to employ the power of the visual arts and social media and technology, to spread the ancient wisdom and breakthroughs in modern science.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Rubyn Wasserman has expertise in community outreach, strategic engagement, fundraising, and event curation both nationally and internationally. Since receiving her BA from Washington University in St. Louis in Women & Gender Studies, she has worked with various organizations including the International Rescue Committee, Gbowee Peace Foundation, and Joint Distribution Committee.

Rubyn Wasserman has expertise in community outreach, strategic engagement, fundraising, and event curation both nationally and internationally. Since receiving her BA from Washington University in St. Louis in Women & Gender Studies, she has worked with various organizations including the International Rescue Committee, Gbowee Peace Foundation, and Joint Distribution Committee.

SOCIAL PARTNER DIRECTOR

Julia is a menstrual cycle health advocate with a data and stats background in the healthcare industry. She discovered her passion for menstrual health advocacy after learning about hormones and starting to track her cycle.  Her goal is to get involved with companies and organizations who want to empower women with the tools to understand their own bodies.

Julia is a menstrual cycle health advocate with a data and stats background in the healthcare industry. She discovered her passion for menstrual health advocacy after learning about hormones and starting to track her cycle.  Her goal is to get involved with companies and organizations who want to empower women with the tools to understand their own bodies.

VENDOR COORDINATOR

Event music by Selomé Samuel 

 

CO-HOSTS

Sarah Fishstrom -Brooke Saias - Sara Garner - Erika Eskenazi - Jamie Carroll - Alexi Suarez - Erika Velazquez - Daniel Teweles - Leo Widrich/Balanced NYC - Sam Sharon - Heather Perlow - Amy Baumgarten - Diany Levy - Jena Booher - Emma Thake - Maria Carolina Simon - Alexis Wolfer Erin Hinkle - Anna Konstantinova - Nicole Centeno - Meghan Holzhauer - Zena Hanna - Mariana Salem - Ellie Kibbe -Ellie Burrows - Samantha Wilinsky - Allie hoffman - Sabina Ciari - Rachel McCollum Lauren Kurtz - Alessandra Biaggi - Rebecca Kronmann - Estia Collective -Avery Miles - Paige Green -Tessa Strelow - Alisa Leonard - Eleanor Schmitt - Danya Shultz - Kristen Wise - Jen Gage - Rebecca Kronmann - Alex Sgambati - Rachel Gelman - Mia Davis - Siena DiLisser - Simone Spilka - Iris Mansour - Amy Jindra - Arielle Confino - Erica Greenwald - Jackie Cantwell - Anastasua Standrik - Jenny Lee.