This group is an inclusive, queer-positive space for women to connect with one another.
It can be draining for an introvert to be in loud or crowded spaces, and it's especially hard when you want to be social but just don't have the energy for social interaction. So when you do want to go out, it's nice if you can just focus on enjoying yourself without having to deal with other things. This is precisely why I created this group -- I want to create a positive, intersectional feminist space for queer women to just do things and to enjoy each other's company.
More specifically, fun (and preferably quiet) small-group activities like board games, book club, laser tag, escape room games, and drawing.
COST OF RUNNING A GROUP
50+ members = $14.99 USD (~$20 CAD) per month.
Our bill for June 2017 to December 2017 cost $125! All donations will go directly toward meetup costs.
The goal is to create a safe and comfortable space for queer women, so in terms of Meetup membership, only queer women will be accepted. Agender, non-binary people, trans guys, allies, etc. are welcome to come as a friend of a member.
Conversely, queer women who aren't respectful towards other queer women (e.g. transphobia, biphobia, ableism, bigotry towards ace, aro, demi, etc.) will either be asked to stop or be removed from the group if the problem persists.
IS THIS GROUP ONLY FOR INTROVERTS?
Nope! I'm just an introvert who wants to do fun small-group activities. Introverts and extraverts alike are welcome to join. Just don't conflate introversion with shyness -- I have no problem talking with strangers myself, and often have trouble shutting up.
WHICH AGE RANGE DO YOU WELCOME?
Short answer: Any!
Long answer: Attendance is typically highest with people in their twenties and thirties. If you're significantly older and it makes you feel awkward being an outlier, then this group may not be for you. If you don't care but are worried that you are somehow unwelcome, you're not! Come join us.
POLICY ON NO-SHOWS
This group is geared toward small group activities, so even one or two no-shows can throw things off balance, not to mention how rude it is to restaurants and other venues. Repeat offenders will be removed if a pattern emerges. (Life happens, so be responsible and let the event host know ASAP!)
As a general rule, no.
Cross-posting requests usually come from people who have not even attended a single Meetup event in the group, and I am not comfortable with that. Additionally, the goal of cross-posting (getting more people to attend) runs diametrically opposite to this group's purpose (small-group activities).
I will remove inactive members who have not been to the online meetup group page in the last 3 months. You are more than welcome to join again when life permits and when you're ready to socialise again. Inactive member removal is nothing personal, and is just the organiser's way of trying to keep the membership numbers an actual reflection of group activity. Thank you for your understanding!
NOTE ABOUT THE ORGANISER
I'm a cisgender, neurotypical, and able-bodied lesbian trying to unlearn a lot of toxic stuff I've osmosed throughout my life. I'm trying to be the best ally I can to other marginalised groups, but if I mess up please constructively point it out, and I will do my best to change.