On February 26th, Simply the Basics will host the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival for a workshop with people experiencing homelessness - because we believe that everyone has a story worth telling!
Shakespeare might seem like an odd choice, stereotypically relegated to the fodder of English classes and the efforts of British actors, but program proponents espouse its benefits. Studying Shakespeare teaches complex language and literacy skills, critical thinking about human emotions and the consequences of choices, emotional intelligence, empathy, self-reflection and gives rise to the exploration of new ways of thinking, and helps people recreate themselves as their best selves. Not only is the language of Shakespeare sublimely beautiful and richly poetic, the subject matter of his plays covers the whole gambit of human experience.
In this informal and intimate session, four experts in the field will discuss how their work impacts people’s lives on a daily basis and what longer-term initiatives are needed. From running shelters and resource centers, providing critical access to healthcare, and helping people achieve emotional and physical stability, our panelists bring a wealth of experience to share.
Thinking Women’s Comedy is an annual show on International Women’s Day featuring a stellar, hilarious lineup of the Bay’s Best comics, including local favorites Natasha Muse, Luna Malbroux and Emily Van Dyke. The show will also showcase several local female-forward initiatives, and all proceeds from the event will go straight to groups in the Bay Area dedicated to helping women in need in our local community.
The Women's Empowerment Day is a spa day for survivors of domestic abuse and women experiencing homelessness. The day includes facials, makeovers, hairstyling, massages, head-shots, clothing closet, food, online profile set up, bra fittings, and more! We believe in Dignity, Wellness, and Empowerment to lift women!
Across the Bay Area, cynicism about the problem of mass homelessness has infected both the press and public. Residents are exposed daily to stories about hopeless individuals, broken systems, ineffective policing and sums of money that never seems to go far enough.
Straw is a restaurant in San Francisco's Hayes Valley serving up carnival-inspired comfort food. Oh, and they've got a Tilt-o-Whirl booth.
Every Monday, Straw donates 10% of all food sales to a local non-profit. Come in any Monday in January and help support Simply the Basics!
Our founder and CEO, Meghan Freebeck, will be moderating a panel of advocates and workers in Disability Rights; hosted by The Women's March.
Simply the Basics is hosting a Period Party! There is one thing that all women know first hand - a lot more goes into having our periods than simply needing feminine hygiene products. To feel dignified and healthy, we often need in addition to tampons, pads, panty liners, new underwear, pain relievers, heating pads, chocolate, cleansing wipes, and more. Join Simply the Basics to collect items and put together Wellness Period Packs for women experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
Event includes Networking with Women Led Groups in San Francisco and to make it more fun - comedians will be sharing their "First" and "Worst" period tales!
Come join us and discover how wonderful if feels to be pampered by beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Mini pampering services will be provided with ticket purchase as well as delicious food and drinks. Raffle prizes will be announced every 15 minutes. $20 ticket purchase benefits Simply the Basics!
Now that the marches have ended, a lot of us are left asking ourselves, "Now What?".
There is no one that will simply give us the answer - we have to come up with the next steps for ourselves! If you are someone who is looking to find more ways to support women, want to make an impact in the community, enjoy networking with other passionate women, love making strategies and action plans, and want to continue fighting for the rights of all people - join us on International Women's Day!
'The Holistic Chamber of Sound' is a beautiful concert that brings you into a deep state of meditation. This is a time for our community to come together and turn inwards— to bathe ourselves in loving vibes and gain clarity. 25% of all proceeds will support Simply the Basics.