Krista Suh sent us this newsletter in advance of her appearance, along with Connie Lim (MILCK), at Knitty City this Friday, April 7, from 4:30-6:00PM. Please join us, if you can, and don't forget to bring your knitting. Read on to learn about Saturday's event in Washington Square Park at 1 PM.
Happy April! I'm so excited to connect with you and fill you in on some "pink hat related opportunities"
When I created "the pink hat project" in November with Kat, Jayna, Aurora and the millions of other women and men who joined the cause, I had a very good friend alongside me. She is the first person I spoke out loud to about my idea, and we all know how special that is - that moment you first give voice to an idea, when it's still so young and unsteady on its feet. My good friend is Connie Lim and her musician name is MILCK. You may have seen MILCK on the Samantha Bee show with her women's rights anthem that went viral at the Women's March #ICANTKEEPQUIET.
A lot of people cannot believe that "the woman who created the unofficial uniform of the march" and "the woman who created the unofficial anthem" are In Real Life actual honest-to-goodness friends! Connie and I call each other "Sister Goddesses". She knows about my every hope, dream, fear, and guy crush of the moment (G-Eazy, the rapper who dresses like a young Elvis).
Our creations have merged in beautiful ways! All around the world, people are standing up for their beliefs by wearing pink cat ear hats while singing MILCK's beautiful song "I Can't Keep Quiet." Here's an example of a flashmob in Sweden!
MILCK and I are excited to invite you to join us on April 8, 2017 on I Can't Keep Quiet Day. Please check the link for all the details - you can participate from wherever you are in the world! It can be as simple as taking a photo of yourself in your pink hat and posting it to social media with #icantkeepquiet.
If you'd like to join us in person, we will be in New York City, at Washington Square Park at 1pm on April 8th! I have been madly taking daily voice lessons trying to learn how to harmonize, but my voice teacher. Claire, who says that while learning technique is great, I just gotta let go and sing my little heart out :)
I'm LA-based, but will be traveling over the next few months. First stop is New York City. You can come meet me, and MILCK, at Knitty City this Friday at 4:30pm. I used to live in New York (while attending Barnard College) so I have a ton of dreamy memories of the city. With artist Aurora Lady, I created a special MAP of my favorite places in New York! It will be a free download on my website, but just for my newsletter subscribers. I am giving away 100 of them, and I will sign them to a specific person, if you wish. (The first 10 people to write in and then 90 chosen at random/on whim.) I'm a stationery nerd, so I am drooling over these prints. They are printed on beautiful watercolor paper that you have to touch to appreciate.
All you have to do is write back to me at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can write about what your perfect day in NYC would be OR what you are curious about right now: A hobby? A book? A political issue? A person? It can be one sentence long or a manifesto. I'm personally trying to cultivate my curiosity. I think the beautiful thing about New York is that there's always something to be discovered. It's a city that rewards curiosity.
AND BY THE WAY - if you're a friend of mine on my mailing list and you're thinking 'Oh I don't need to write in to get a watercolor print, I see Krista everyday, Krista will just give me one.' NOT TRUE! You have to write in like everyone else, because I like the attention
I am filled with that insane deep welling feeling of joy for you right now, "Gratitude" doesn't even begin to cover it.
All my love,