How POT Founder Mandy Kolahi is Democratizing the Ceramic Space

An adult beginners-oriented space run by, and intended for, people of color, the queer community and anybody who has ever felt they weren't welcome

This weekend, on 20 March, POT will release founder Mandy Kolahi’s collection of ceramics celebrating Persian New Year—a selection of blue-glazed pieces that perfectly represent the LA studio. Featuring delightfully snide Farsi phrases often uttered in Kolahi’s family (and in the wider Iranian community), this is the type of pottery that traditionally didn’t “belong” in the institution of art, made by an individual who felt …

Stonewall Inn Co-Owner Stacy Lentz on Giving Back to the Queer Community

75 grants of $1,000 each went out as part of the historic bar's "Save the Night" partnership with Jägermeister

“Bars have long been places where we could gather without fear of persecution—where we could find others like us and those who can let us know we aren’t alone, where we could find our friends, lovers and those that face the same daily struggles,” Stacy Lentz, co-founder of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative and co-owner of NYC‘s seminal queer haven the Stonewall Inn, shares …

Ethel’s Club Offers Online “Healing and Grieving” Sessions

The social and wellness club responds to recent events and lifelong realities for Black individuals

Naj Austin founded Ethel’s Club, a social and wellness club for Black individuals and POC exclusively, in Brooklyn in November 2019 after an exhaustive search for a Black mental health professional for her own therapy sessions. She was inspired to build a gathering place to collaborate, mingle, and tackle issues beyond the professional sphere. Today, two membership tiers offer various perks in Ethel’s Club’s physical …