3 Part Series: Woodworking Toward Self Reliance

3 Part Series: Woodworking Toward Self Reliance Donate Now Give back and Sponsor this Series! This organization is amazing! A powerful, exciting, enlightening, fun, knowledgeable day! Proud to have been in their intro to tools class. Give them all your support. Tina Marie Woodworking and Power tools Participant APPLY HERE The Run Down: DATES, TIMES, & LOCATION Woodworking Toward Self Reliance: Women, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming Folks Only Hosted at… Read More »3 Part Series: Woodworking Toward Self Reliance

Power Tools and Woodworking NYC: April 22nd ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: Women, Trans, and Gender NonBinary Only ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NYC Workshop – APPLY NOW * applications close April 12th and confirmations will be sent April 13th   Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: Women, Trans, and Gender NonBinary Only Sunday – April 22nd 2018 1:00pm-5:00pm Brooklyn, NYC *This workshop is specifically for any one who identifies as a woman, trans, gender non conforming, or has the lived… Read More »Power Tools and Woodworking NYC: April 22nd ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Working On the Railway as a Transgender Woman by Mackenzie Boyer

Working On the Railway as a Transgender Woman: Experiences and Insights By Mackenzie Boyer I have worked in my fair share of male dominated industries. Before my current employment, I worked as a motorcycle salesperson, a used car salesperson, and a copywriter for a start-up that employed no more than two women at once. I am no stranger to the underestimation and undervaluing women face in the workforce in any… Read More »Working On the Railway as a Transgender Woman by Mackenzie Boyer

Give the Gift of Woodworking and Smashing Patriarchy!

Give the Gift of Woodworking and Smashing Patriarchy! We are hosting a special workshop come the beginning of the year to help secure funding for our free workshops for the rest of the year. Your gift not only gets you or your loved one a spot in the workshop, it also pays forward, so that others with less resources can attend our free community workshops! For a minimum one time… Read More »Give the Gift of Woodworking and Smashing Patriarchy!

Frailty Myths’ Philosophy

FRAILTY MYTHS’ PHILOSOPHY © 2017 Frailty Myths  Contents: Who is Frailty Myths and What we do? Frailty Myths Pedagody Self Reliance Feminism and FM Intersectionality Queer Theory and Transfeminism Liberation Pedagogy Frailty Myths Workshops     Note to reader: Frailty Myths is committed to growth, a culture of feedback, honest dialogue, and learning together. This is a living document that was born from many conversations. Those conversations are continuous and… Read More »Frailty Myths’ Philosophy

Oakland CA: Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: No Boys – Aug 19th 2:00pm-6:30pm

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION IS OPEN! GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN NOW – WORKSHOPS FILL UP FAST! Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: No Boys August 19th 2017 2:00pm-6:30pm Oakland, California *This workshop is specifically for any one who identifies as a woman, trans, or gender non conforming. Apply for the workshop HERE This workshop will cover how to operate a number of basic power tools and apply those skills to a small carpentry… Read More »Oakland CA: Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: No Boys – Aug 19th 2:00pm-6:30pm

Oakland CA: Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: Women* Only: June 17th 11am-3:30pm

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION OPEN MONDAY JUNE 12TH at NOON.  WORKSHOPS FILL UP FAST! Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: Women* Only June 17th 2017 11am-3:30pm Oakland, California *This workshop is specifically for any one who identifies as a woman, trans, or gender non conforming. Apply for the workshop HERE This workshop will cover how to operate a number of basic power tools and apply those skills to a small carpentry project that… Read More »Oakland CA: Basic Power Tools and Woodworking: Women* Only: June 17th 11am-3:30pm

Join the Family Now! and become a monthly member of Frailty Myths

Help carry the next generation of leaders! Becoming a monthly member of Frailty Myths is the best way to support our work and join the family! Join at the giving level that is comfortable for you.  Join us as a Myth Smasher or a Fire Starter or a Mountain Climber or Impact Driver! It takes us all!  With each level you’ll get you’re Frailty Myths ‘membership card’ in the form… Read More »Join the Family Now! and become a monthly member of Frailty Myths

Happy Hour at SOMAR May 24th

Hey Fam! Join us for our first fundraiser in May 24th at SOMAR! It’s gonna be a great party and we’ll be raisin money so we can host more workshops and smash myths of frailty in the Bay Area and around the country!   We’ll be auctioning off great prices and holding a raffle for all sorts of goodies like Tshirts, books, tote bags, and more.   All proceeds from… Read More »Happy Hour at SOMAR May 24th

The Frailty Myths Story

THE FRAILTY MYTHS’ STORY Frailty Myths is a dream that began as a group of friends imagining a space for women that was as powerful and supportive as that friendship. Frailty Myths is a non-profit that offers an array of workshops that train women in traditionally male-dominated activities like welding, construction, climbing, art, and sailing. Each workshop offers hands-on skill building as well as facilitated discussions that examine the learning… Read More »The Frailty Myths Story

Brooklyn NY: Power Tools and Woodworking: Women* Only March 25th 2017 11am-3pm

Power Tools and Woodworking: Women* Only March 25th 2017 11am-3pm Brooklyn NY *This workshop is specifically for any one who identifies as female, trans, or gender non conforming. We’re excited to be hosting a Frailty Myths Woodworking Workshop in New York for the first time! This workshop will cover how to operate a number of basic power tools and apply those skills to a small carpentry project that you get… Read More »Brooklyn NY: Power Tools and Woodworking: Women* Only March 25th 2017 11am-3pm

Frailty Myths Intro to Sailing Workshop *For Female Identified People Only Feb. 18th 2017

Frailty Myths Intro to Sailing Workshop *For Female Identified People Only  Feb. 18th 2017 REGISTER HERE Sailing can give people one of the most incredible and profound sensations there is however it is largely dominated by men and often inaccessible to many due to cost. Frailty Myths is very excited to launch our first sailing workshop for female identified folks only. The workshop will include discussions on the societal myths… Read More »Frailty Myths Intro to Sailing Workshop *For Female Identified People Only Feb. 18th 2017

Intro to Strength Training – Feb 11th 11:30am *female identified only

Registration is officially open for the Intro to Strength Training Workshop: female identified only* Always wanted to learn how to lift weight but never have?  Whether because the weight room at the gym is unwelcoming and often unsafe for female identified people or because you’ve never had the training or tools, this workshop is for you! In this workshop, Frailty Myths teams up with The Queer Gym to work through… Read More »Intro to Strength Training – Feb 11th 11:30am *female identified only

Frailty Myths now offers team building and leadership workshops for corporate, nonprofit, and community partners

    Our fee-for-service workshops train women in traditionally male-dominated activities.  These fully tax-deductible workshops empower women to become leaders in their communities.  Each for-women, by women workshop offers hands-on skill building and facilitated discussions that examine the learning experience and how societal myths have kept women from actively participating in traditionally male spaces. Our workshops empower women to recognize and dispel the myths of frailty through dialogue and exploration… Read More »Frailty Myths now offers team building and leadership workshops for corporate, nonprofit, and community partners

Frailty Myth Fundraiser: We Need Your Help to Keep Making a Difference

Womens Empowerment Skill Workshops: Our workshops offer hands-on skill building & exploration of how societal myths have kept women down.  Be part of the family and contribute now.   We believe that when women discover and rediscover our physical capabilities, we also embrace our independence, our fundamental leadership abilities, and the strength to stand for ourselves and social justice. We need your help to raise $20k to accomplish our 2017 goal… Read More »Frailty Myth Fundraiser: We Need Your Help to Keep Making a Difference

Registration now open! for the Intro to Strength Training Workshop: Women* only – Jan. 28th 11am

Registration is officially open for the Intro to Strength Training Workshop: Women* Always wanted to learn how to lift weight but never have?  Whether because the weight room at the gym is unwelcoming and often unsafe for female identified people or because you’ve never had the training or tools, this workshop is for you! In this workshop, Frailty Myths teams up with The Queer Gym to work through tips on… Read More »Registration now open! for the Intro to Strength Training Workshop: Women* only – Jan. 28th 11am

Women, People of Color, and Getting Outside

Written by Erinn Carter When I got to college, one of the things that always perplexed my white friends was the fact that I had never been camping. Coupled by my lack of desire to do anything outside and many of them just could not understand why I didn’t want to go hike/camp/climb with them. Just the idea of other people going camping was perplexing to my black father. His… Read More »Women, People of Color, and Getting Outside

Smash the Myth of Frailty: Support our Campaign

Now is the time to Stand up for each other and Smash the Myth of Frailty! Visit Our IndieGogo Campaign and help us grow so we can offer workshops across the country. We need your help!    We believe that when women discover and rediscover our physical capabilities and realize that we are strong, we also embrace our independence, our fundamental leadership abilities, and the strength to stand for ourselves and… Read More »Smash the Myth of Frailty: Support our Campaign