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WomenOnTheNet.net

Virtually THE place for women to connect with women!

In an effort to stay connected with our community during this time of physical-distancing,
Women On A Roll is proud to offer this online social experience!
Each interactive gathering will offer a unique opportunity designed to entertain,
connect, and socialize with women from all over the world!

May Online Calendar

OPEN MIC & KARAOKE NIGHT
Thursday, May 12
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 90 minutes

Karaoke Kelli will MC this fun and unique gathering, perfect for performers and spectators alike!

Sing (Karaoke, acapella, or with an instrument), perform stand-up comedy, recite poetry, play an instrument, lip-sync, dance, spoken word, act out a scene, read a short story, and any other type of performance you’d like to share.

Or just come on in and kick back in the Zoom Lounge while enjoying the entertainment!

So, what are you waiting for? Start rehearsing!

FREE EVENT
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DEMYSTIFYING TAROT WITH DELPHI
Friday, May 13
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 75 minutes

Gifted in the mystical arts, join Delphi as he unlocks and enlightens us on some of the history and mystery of the Tarot deck. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. Delphi will take us on a magical journey shedding light on his 25+ year study of Tarot, doing a few readings and answering questions.

Delphi, (yes Gina’s brother and Kim’s brother-in-law Chris Goffredo), has spent much of his adult life studying, reading, and teaching Tarot and Astrology. He is a Steward of the NYC Gay Men’s Shamanic Circle, an initiate of the Blue Rose Feri tradition, and a graduate of Penn State University in Sociology and Religious Studies.

Price: $10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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THE ANTI SELF-HELP SHOW (& book reading) with Comedian ALICE FRICK
Tuesday, May 17
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes

An evening of stand-up comedy and a bit of book reading with Austrian comedian Alice Frick, live from London.

What happens after you’ve tried out every piece of self-help advice available?
Will you be healed, enlightened and never get a parking ticket again? Award-winning Austrian comedian, Alice Frick, spent one year exploring the most popular pieces of self-help advice before summing them up in her book and her latest show.

You’ll learn . . .

  • why it’s good if you don’t face your fears;
  • how to pole dance with a broken heart;
  • and what to do when you find out your inner child is a grumpy teenager.

Watch this show, and good things will happen! Maybe not to you, but they will happen.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK

About the Author:
Alice Frick is an Austrian-born writer and comedian. She has written a lot of different material: comedy shows, books, screenplays and Christmas cards. Some of her work is published. Some isn’t. She also has a website and a YouTube channel. Alice currently lives with her new computer in London. She can be found on stage in Central London once a month hosting her regular comedy night featuring female comedians called ‘Laughing Labia’.

Price: $10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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SONYA JEVETTE: Solo Set
Thursday May 19
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes

Sonya Jevette is a singer-songwriter musician and Recording Academy artist. If you enjoy excellent music from Artists like Barbara Lynn, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Memphis Minnie, you’re in for a treat! You may have missed them, but you won’t want to miss Sonya’s performance! Texas soul & RnB artist, a modern master!

Sonya Jevette offers a unique entertainment experience for all music lovers, which will transport you to head-bobbing and foot-tapping through a fresh, modern performance of original and classic songs.

Price: $10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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Movie Night: OPEN FIELD
Sunday, May 22
4:00 PM (PT), 6:00 PM (CT), 7:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 90 minutes

Join us for the screening of this award-winning documentary followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.

Synopsis:
They played by NFL rules in NFL stadiums. They won world championships. They’re at the top of their game. What else do they have to do to level the playing field? Meet quarterback Sami Grisafe, San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers, and other legends of women’s tackle football who played for the love of the game against all odds. With commentary from Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris and 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan, OPEN FIELD tells the story of the women who leave everything on the field in their drive for greatness, earning recognition and respect.

Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER

Kathy Kuras, Director and Producer, Open Field
Kathy Kuras doubles as an independent filmmaker and long-time leader with the Y, pioneering the first video storytelling production department for the YMCA national office. In 2011, Kathy co-founded Vanguard Muse, an independent music and film company, with Sami Grisafe. Vanguard Muse’s first studio album, ATLANTIS, received 6 Grammy pre-nominations. In 2021, Kathy received the Breaking Barriers Award from the Women’s Football Alliance at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium for her work on her first feature documentary film, OPEN FIELD, which premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2020. OPEN FIELD has garnered awards at festivals across the U.S. including Best Documentary (Riverside, Alexandria, Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, SoCal Film Awards), Audience Award (Flathead Lake International Cinemafest) and Best Feature (Through Women’s Eyes). Kathy resides in Austin, TX, where she is the President & CEO of the YMCA of Austin.

Sami Grisafe, Main Subject, Open Field
Sami Grisafe’s [Gri-SAH-fee] uncle bet her $20 she wouldn’t survive Hell Week for Varsity Football. Since then, she became the first female in California to play Quarterback in a men’s Varsity DI high school football game, captained Team USA to 3 World Championships, and was named World MVP twice. She’s been writing her own rules ever since she collected her Uncle’s 20 bucks.

Sami’s first love was football, but music and performance was in her DNA. Growing up, she watched her parents perform all over Southern California, learning the craft of live performance and falling in love with the stage. Again, Sami found herself at odds with the advice she was receiving - “Choose sports or the arts. You can’t do both”. Since she ignored that advice, Sami has garnered 5 Grammy Pre-Nominations, performed an acoustic version of her original song, “Key of Us”, on an episode of Showtime’s Original Series, Work in Progress, was named Chicago Music Awards Rock Entertainer of the Year and was awarded Action ICON’s Dare 2 Be Different Award.

Now, Sami’s roots as a trailblazing female athlete and dynamic performer have merged. The award-winning documentary about Sami’s life in football, Open Field, had its World Premiere at the Austin Film Festival. In collaboration with producers KOIL and Eren Cannata (Demi Lovato, Andra Day), Grisafe performed and co-wrote all of the songs on the Open Field Soundtrack. The soundtrack is soaked in empowerment with auto-biographical lyrics, live-game audio, driving beats, and anthemic melodies. Tracks like these are often paired with high-stakes, adrenaline-laced action, but rarely by a gritty female vocal, and never by the athlete that’s lived them.”

Price: $10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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MIMI GONZALEZ: Write Hear
Tuesday, May 24
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 90 minutes

By popular demand, Mimi Gonzalez is back to facilitate her WRITE HEAR workshop!

WRITE HEAR is an immersive, generative writing workshop. Recovering from depression caused by being “a writer who wasn’t writing,” Mimi Gonzalez is expanding her stand-up comedy performances into a new genre called “Punchlines & Poetry.”

Mimi has facilitated writing workshops for ten years. Join us for the her newest writing workshop, “Write Hear.”

$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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SADIQUA SCARLETT: Happily Dyking
Wednesday, May 25
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes

Brooklyn bred and Los Angeles based, Sadiqua Scarlett is a budding comic taking the stand-up stage by storm. Since first appearing in 2017, her uniquely bold, aggressive, and progressive humor has been fortifying a lane for masculine presenting women. Sadiqua recently filmed her first special for Funny Media Group.

In addition to stand-up, you can find Sadiqua hosting, acting, and podcasting all over Los Angeles.

$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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HOUSE PARTY!
Thursday, May 26
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate duration: 90 minutes

Join us for a fabulous lesbian party...
because you can never meet too many new friends while staying at home!

This party is for everyone—couples and singles alike! House Party is a place to visit with old friends and meet new friends from all over the country...and the world!

Upon arrival, we’ll gather in the main room, a.k.a. the living room. Grab a drink and say hello to everyone! You’ll soon be sent off to different rooms in the house with an interesting topic to discuss in small groups. This will be repeated many times during the party! Just like at a regular party, you’ll wander from room to room in the house, enjoying new encounters along the way!

Party Location:
123 Lesbian Way, Zoom Town, USA

C’mon in and let’s get this party started!

Please Note: Cameras are required to be on during this event.

FREE Event!
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SOUTHERN COOKING
with CHEF VICKIE SHAW!
Friday, May 27
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 75 minutes

Just in time for Memorial Day, Vickie Shaw comes to you from her kitchen and backyard in Houston to share the joys of Southern Barbecues!

A perfect recipe to kick off the holiday weekend! Delicious & funny to the last bite!

$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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Movie Night: THE GREY AREA
Sunday, May 29
4:00 PM (PT), 6:00 PM (CT), 7:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 90 minutes

Join us for the screening of this award-winning documentary followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.

Synopsis:
Through the illuminating viewpoint of main subject and co-director, Keagan Anfuso, THE GREY AREA provides an intimate perspective on being a woman who is socially considered masculine. With her athletic build, naturally raspy voice and androgynous fashion preference, Anfuso is often assumed to be male or male-identified. To the surprise of many, she proudly identifies as female. After 20 years of having her gender identity misunderstood, Anfuso‘s experiences tell of an onslaught of judgment, inappropriate assumptions, misunderstandings that turn violent, and how a lack of acceptance from others can derail your life.

With the support of additional voices, Anfuso‘s narrative denotes that amidst the social progress, our society is still struggling to break binary mindsets that continue to place limiting expectations on women. The Grey Area poses the idea that the lingering existence of antiquated gender stereotypes are responsible for oppressing the natural and distinct character of many individuals.

Offering herself as an example, Anfuso‘s intention is to point out the stifling effects that gender stereotyping can have on children and follow into adulthood.

Running Time: 35 minutes

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$10 or FREE for WOTN Members
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SAMI GRISAFE: Manifest
Tuesday, May 31
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes

Join us for this exclusive online concert, a rare opportunity to watch Sami perform live!

Growing up in Southern California, Sami’s love of watching her parents perform made her as passionate to take the stage as she was to take the field. In addition to earning five Grammy pre-nominations, Sami was awarded Chicago Music Awards Rock Entertainer of the Year for her electrifying live performances and Action ICON’s Dare 2 Be Different Award. She also performed an acoustic version of her original song, “Key of Us” on Showtime’s Work in Progress. Combining autobiographical lyrics, live-game audio, driving beats and anthemic melodies, Sami co-wrote the soundtrack to the feature documentary film, Open Field with Eren Cannata (Demi Lovato, Andra Day) and KOIL PreAmple (Timbaland). The single “Manifest” and accompanying music video was shot at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio and released on 2.2.22.

In October 2020, the award-winning feature length documentary film, Open Field, had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival — a behind-the-scenes story of Sami’s football career and the obstacles facing female football players. The film has garnered Best Documentary and Audience Awards at festivals across the U.S. Sami is a motivational speaker featured in film festival panels (SXSW, FLIC), and keynotes/performances (CUSP Conference, Equality Lounge at AdWeek), which she fondly calls Rock Talks. Sami earned a BFA in Acting from the Theater Conservatory at Chicago College of Performing Arts.

MANIFEST Official Music Video

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A documentary by Kathryn L. Beranich and Andrea Meyerson

Community has always been the driving force behind Andrea Meyerson’s work. And that did not change when COVID-19 locked us down, Andrea devised a plan to keep lesbians connected and entertained.

On March 20, 2020, she launched Women On The Net and went live five nights a week via Zoom. Women all over the world came together for events that included comedians, films, musicians, panel discussions, parties, and more. These nightly gatherings helped alleviate the loneliness and feelings of isolation by bringing joy, laughter, and new friends into these women’s lives.

Andrea called it distant socializing, the participants called it a silver lining.

As the world has started to open up, AN UNEXPECTED COMMUNITY, a documentary about Women On The Net has gone into production to preserve this piece of lesbian herstory and celebrate the beauty of our community. We would be most grateful if you would consider supporting the making of this film.

All contributions made through the Center for Independent Documentary (CID), our fiscal sponsor, are tax-deductible. No donation is too small!

Please click on the Donations link for more information regarding our fiscal sponsor and the documentary, currently in production.

And be sure to watch the video — you might see yourself in it! However, not seeing yourself in this crowdfunding video does not mean you won’t still be featured in the film!

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION

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