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July 10, 2017 – Lady Participate 037
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Claire Wasserman is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, a new kind of community to help ladies get paid. 

Name: Claire Wasserman     ::     Occupation: Founder of Ladies Get Paid      ::      Age: 30     ::     City: Brooklyn and Portland (Maine!)

End of the day unwind: Watching Vice news and reading the New York Times- basically anything I can get my hands on that's about Trump. It's like watching an epic train wreck, I just can't look away. And I wonder why I have trouble falling asleep.

First gig: When I was six, I was in the Metropolitan Opera Children's Choir (as was actress Emmy Rossum but I don't remember her.)

Best work environment: For me, the best environment is a bifurcated one. The first part of the day, I'm in concentration mode: responding to emails, getting writing done, zero distraction. The afternoon is when I have meetings and phone calls and I like to be surrounded by lots of stimulation.

Most important failure: I had a startup a few years back which ultimately failed because my lack of confidence in making decisions. Moving too fast can hurt you but not moving at all will doom you.

Why you love your city: I'm very lucky and get to live in two cities! I'm obsessed with my tiny studio apartment in Greenpoint - it's all windows and the coziest place next to awesome cafes, restaurants and boutiques. I'm also weirdly obsessed with riding the subway: I'm fascinated by looking at people and imagining their stories. I also spend part of the month in Portland, Maine where I live in the Old Port. We're on a cobblestone street by the water and it's the loveliest, dreamist little city.

What's next: We now have 20 ambassador cities with committees of women who will be organizing town halls and other LGP throughout the year. My deal with them is that I fly out and moderate the first one. Professionally, I'm psyched to see this business and community grow and personally, I cannot WAIT to visit the rest of the country.

Ladies we should know: Mara Binudin of Secret Code and Alessandra Biaggi, formerly of Hillary's campaign.

NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, July 13th, 7:00pm
Sarah Jacobson: Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore + shorts
Quad Cinema: 34 West 13th Street, New York, New York 10011
NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday, July 12th, 9:00am
Pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act
John A. Wilson Building: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
LOS ANGELES
Friday, July 14th, 9:30pm
Girls Shorts | Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Directors Guild of America: 7920 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046
SAN FRANCISCO
Wednesday, July 12th, 5:00pm
Human Rights in the Time of Trump
International Justice Resource Center: 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, California 94111
PHILADELPHIA
Monday, July 10th, 6:00pm
Sexual Assault Perpetration: Consent and Toxicology
CityCoHo: 2401 Walnut St Suite 102, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
 
CHICAGO
Monday, July 10th, 6:30pm
Teach-In: 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Facets: 1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Take Back the Beach 
Please submit essay and photo between June 30 and August 7, 2017
More info here

Call for Art
Girl on Girl Collective is looking for video/projection art works that focus on the ways in which we archive the past, present and future. 
More info here
Thanks for participating! See you next Monday for Elana Lyn Gross!
Curated by Paris McGarry.
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