How It Started
It all started on a road trip. While discussing how much we owe the suffragette movement (as one does on a four-hour car ride), Lindsey went down a digital rabbit hole. It was then we discovered our namesake anti-suffragette poster and decided to reclaim the slander. Seeing these historical trailblazers, many of whom remain uncelebrated, sparked our thinking. It’s all too easy to become complacent, resting on the strides they made for us, but we owe those women more. How could we light the flame for torchbearers of today while paying homage to the women who came before us? How could we bring womxn together to learn, grow and keep the flame burning? We looked around, and we didn’t find our fit, so like the Wild Rosies, we decided to create our own space. The Wild Rose Collective was born of the goal to celebrate, honor and encourage womxn of today through the stories of our foremothers.
[It’s Not] About Us
The Wild Rose Collective is truly meant to be a collective of voices and perspectives, not a spotlight on us. We see ourselves more as the documentarians. Our role is to pursue and share stories, but ultimately our place is behind the camera. We’re here to listen and ask questions, but the spotlight belongs to you. Like any reporter, we know we’ll make mistakes and need an edit from time to time, but we hope this is a space where mistakes lead to productive conversations, a deeper understanding, and ideally, a chance to laugh at ourselves (we do that a lot!).
But Since You Asked & Because We Want to Meet You...
The “We Belong” Series
WE BELONG… IN THE KITCHEN
APRIL 23, 2019 | 7-9PM | at GLUTEN-FREE GOAT BAKERY & CAFE PITTSBURGH
“We Belong” is a Pittsburgh workshop series empowering womxn to claim spaces where they have frequently been excluded. Together, we will say “We Belong…in the kitchen, in the skatepark, in the woodshop, in the garage, and on stage.”
We’re teaming up with the Jeanette Harris, owner of Gluten-Free Goat, Ling Wollenschlaeger, owner of PGH Fresh, and our very own Quelcy Kogel, freelance food & prop stylist and cookbook author, for an evening of dinner, desserts, and conversations from experts in food related businesses. Bring your questions and your appetites!