Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!
Happy November and National Native American Heritage Month! This month, I am dedicating all of my suggested must attend events to Native American Heritage Month. I hope that this month you will take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about the Indigenous peoples of Arizona (or wherever you reside).
So, what is the criteria I use when determining a must attend event that is published on this blog? Well, as someone who experiences FOMO every once in a while (a topic for another time) I try to select the events that I personally think would enrich my life. Sometimes I ask myself these questions: will I benefit intellectually, physically, emotionally, or spiritually?, will I strengthen my relationships with others?, will my attendance benefit a community I am part of? and sometimes I just ask myself if the event is about a topic I have a strong interest in. I also consider how much it costs to attend an event, the significance of an event to a community, and I heavily favor independent, minority, women-owned, and local businesses and events.
I do curate a list of events on my Redstreak Girl Facebook page that don’t always make the cut for the blog. So, make sure to check that list for other events that I think you might have an interest in!
Halloween is my family’s most favorite holiday. Once it is October, the Halloween and fall decorations come out of the closet and onto the TV stand, bookshelves, and walls. Most of these decorations I have collected throughout the years with some of the oldest being an Avon collection of shelf sitters: Frankenstein, Witch, and Scarecrow. Halloween costume planning usually begin months in advance with my teens coordinating their costume plans with each other or with a group of friends. This year is no different and they have been tirelessly working on their costumes for a few months often times taking their sewing project with them on field trips or visits to Grandma’s house. Their excitement for Halloween is inspiring because sometimes as an adult Halloween can feel like it is a holiday for kids… they get the costumes, trick-or-treating and candy, and we get horror movie releases… and I am not particularly fond of horror movies.
This past year, I have been serving as an Officer of the Geek Girl Brunch Phoenix Chapter (follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and being part of this social group has seriously helped me to regain my confidence in dressing up and costuming/cosplaying.
October is a great month because of Halloween, Halloween, and Halloween. Okay, so I know there is more to October than just Halloween but it just happens to be that Halloween is our household’s favorite holiday. Other October events include the recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Arizona Native American Recognition Days, which kicked off at the end of September and conclude in December, and outdoor festivals galore (thanks to the cooler Phoenix weather). However, this month I’ve identified five must attend events, which was especially hard because of all the amazing Arizona Native American Recognition Days events. Since I limit this blog post to five events there are really cool events that don’t always make the blog and so be sure to check my curated list of events on my Redstreak Girl Facebook page.
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Society+ is one of the plus-size boutiques I shop at when I’m looking to add a statement clothing piece to my collection whether it be a tutu, top, skirt, or outerwear. I have been eyeing the The Kate Midington Skirt for a while now and thanks to a current sale (they always have sales!) I’m excited to add this to my growing Society+ collection. Since sometimes blog posts and Instagram photos (since not all my outfits make it on the blog) can get lost in time I figured I’d do a roundup of my past Society+ outfits! Enjoy!
Despite the month of August being half-way over there are STILL some amazing events happening and so I give you my list of 5 must attend events in the remaining of August. I’m probably not your sole source of cool happening events but just in case you are ever curious about the events I am interested in that may or may not make this list, I curate a list of events on my Redstreak Girl Facebook page. This curated list also includes events happening next month, so if you’re wanting a sneak peek of what I may feature on the blog head on over there and subscribe!