“We only had each other, so we had to be each others’ partners, lovers, best friends, harshest critics… We were all that we had.”
We managed to get 85.71% of the QC Gang under the same roof in early August, so obviously it was time for a proper photoshoot, for the first time since we became a team 3 years ago! Photos by Jillian Barrile Photography and Alana Adetola Arts Photography, LLC.
“I’ll be damned if I know what I said, but I remember, at the end of my speech, I said, ‘It’s a beautiful day for a revolution.'”
Qween City chatted recently with three organizations working to bring visibility to bicycling in Buffalo, specifically in the women/-identifying space.
On Sunday, November 18, Qween City joined the team at Combat Conditioning for a solid two hours of intense self-defense fitness skills, combined with an enlightening educational component. It was an awesome afternoon of camaraderie, learning, and sweat, sweat, sweat.
Virginia Leary, known on the socials as Zero Waste Buffalo, is bringing the local sustainability movement into focus, one picture-perfect mason jar at a time.
“At the end of the day, for me it’s about making sure that people have this information and have this literacy and have these skills, no matter where they got that information.”
BraVa!, a storytelling fundraiser featuring the humble bra, comes to Buffalo for the first time this Friday, November 2.
The Buffalo comedy community is throwin’ a rip-roaring good time 8 p.m., Thursday, October 18, at Mr Goodbar, in support of Baby Violet.
Qween City recently had a chance to hang with the gang of Gypsy Parlor, in anticipation of this year’s Dining Out for Life to benefit Evergreen Health. Come see us this Tuesday, October 9, from 5 p.m. on. Come hungry! 25 percent of sales will go directly to fighting HIV in WNY.
On Saturday, October 6, from 6-9 p.m., the Ukrainian-American Civic Center will play host to Heroine Hijack, a multi-genre arts presentation and fundraiser celebrating women artists in Buffalo.
The Walking & Falling DJ workshop, mentor program, and mini-fest takes place this weekend at Sugar City, Underground Niteclub, and Georgette.
The 11th Annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest was held on Saturday, September 15, at Corpus Christi Church in Historic Polonia on Buffalo’s East Side.
“I think the best way to even just to learn how to play is just to do it. Play with people who are better and more experienced. You’ll learn a lot faster…It’s just like life, ya know?”
“With those things that you love in life, I feel you have to do them because we don’t have tomorrow, right?”
“I wanted to do something, reach out, create something, then bring it to people and be able to engage them.”
“You have to make people feel as though they want to take time out to read it, and subscribe to it, and come away feeling as though it was useful.”
“It was just great — getting to know somebody new and helping each other. That’s when I said, ‘I think I’m going to do this.'”
“I expect things to go well, but if they don’t, I have the foundation to step back, rework stuff and do it again.”
“My music for me has always been about healing, and the person I’m looking directly at in front of me, the group of people I’m around.”
On Sunday, January 21, Buffalo joined myriad rallies across the country for the second annual Women’s Solidarity March.
Photographer Jillian Barrile was on hand for the Buffalo Beer Goddesses 5-year anniversary party at Mr. Goodbar September 28. Check out our #tbt retrospective!
“Okay, you’re getting older, this is something you want to do, so either do it now, or forever hold your peace.”
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, nearly 100 restaurants in the Western New York area took part in the 15th annual Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser to support the services of community health provider Evergreen Health.
“I knew that if I always worked that hard, that I would get it, ya know? No matter what, I would make it happen.”
“We want people to be comfortable asking questions and inquiring about things in a way that just sort of demystifies cocktails.”
This past Saturday, May 6, was International Female Ride Day for lady motorcyclists across the globe. We joined in on the fun with Spoke & Dagger.
Photographer Alana Fajemisin of AlanAdetolArts, LLC, was on hand at the RejuVinex Day Spa grand opening Sunday, March 26.
“I put a tarp on the floor in my room and I cut hair in my room and charged friends like $5 for a color and then we would go to Denny’s and eat fries.”
These city prints come in six different sizes and four different styles, ranging from $29.99 – $79.99.
“We’re just not going to have refugees coming from these countries, and these folks are the fabric of our communities.”
“It’s our family’s philosophy to keep building the neighborhood, but you do need to make these projects work.”
“We would be stupid if we didn’t take the spot, and we’re not ready, and we can’t afford it, and we’ll figure it out, and here we are.”
“It feels safe to explore some things that maybe make people uncomfortable in their daily lives, that maybe make ME uncomfortable in my daily life.”
“I want to take part in projects that matter and facilitate change, because the path our culture is currently following is too scary to let ride out.”
“Turns out, even after all the naysayers, the plan turned out to be an internationally recognized success.”
“The struggle is real, but when you have a destiny to fulfill, the miracles come when you need them most!”