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Meet BØWIE Alumni·ae

2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Kweer Social by So Relevant

Dominik Cavalli & Brian McCabe

An online safe space for the queer community - free from algorithms, data mining and fake news. We bring queers and allies together in a secure online social environment.

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

The Danger Of Love

Amanda E. Metzger

A stage performance in the form of a moaning choir about sexual violence in heterosexual* relationships

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

OUIMEN

David Saltiel

Redefine healthy masculinities and encouraging an evolution of the role of man based on gender equity

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Cercles de discussion sur le plaisir féminin

Ramona

Discussion circles to talk about female pleasure and deconstruct the definition of sex

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Open Kitchen

Lutfi Aris

A big brother/big sister program for LGBTQ youth that revolves around food and cooking to fight social isolation

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

+Project

Sun Niederer, Mégane Philippson & Belén Rufibach

An online platform that provides elementary school teachers with practical resources to discuss LGBTIQ+ issues with their students

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Decharge

Sarah Gay Balmaz

Personal conversations around feminism, told on Sarah's microphone to give people a voice and space, regardless of their identity or sexual orientation

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

CocoBarber

Coco

A barbershop/hair salon with prices and haircuts that can suit everybody to help people become who they really are

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Powerwomen.ninja

Dasha Mai

Storytelling project celebrating diversity through powerful messages

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Queerbox

Do, Cris & Mel

A safe online space for non-binary & gender non-conforming people, where they can share their stories through artistic media and speak their truth, be it happy, sad, or anything else

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Pansy Boy: The Puppet Show

Diana Yol, Jess De Marco & Clarissa Yang

Puppet art to fight homophobia, through a scenic adaptation of Paul Harfleet’s book “Pansy Boy”

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Accent Sur Complexe

Lysiane Sublet & Dan Azria

A photography project aiming at promoting self-acceptance and body diversity by photographing body parts that the models are ashamed of

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

I.C.A.R.E.

Béatrice Courtot & Mahmoud Sohrabi

An e-coaching application to help active women progress in their careers by becoming aware of the sexist biases and gender inequalities that exist in the workplace

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Fem.Friendly

Emily Sheene & Coline Jeanneret

A subscription service for businesses and schools that allows them to provide free menstrual products to their employees and students

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

DécadréE

Valérie Vuille & Noémie Schorer

Promoting equality in the media through non-formal training, executive education, experimentation, and research

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Sciences, Sexes, Identités

Céline Brockmann, Romain Dewaele, Patricia Silveira, Dre Michal Yaron, Dre Jasmine Abdulcadir & Dr. Arnaud Merglen

Scientific, inclusive and pedagogical tools for professionals in sexual health to improve knowledge around sex, gender and sexuality, counter myths, misconceptions and taboos

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Money Moves

Anju Devasar

A platform to teach women about finance and investment to impact their financial security through all stages of life

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Envisâge

Katherine Huang & Alexandre Gosselin

A storytelling night featuring personal and empowering feminist talks that raise awareness about issues related to gender+ ageism

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Come in, Come out, Come on

Sabrina

A multilingual collection of texts based on interviews, making lesbians, bi- and queer womxn in Switzerland more visible

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

(In)visibles

Chloé Chaudet, Zoë Smart & Bruno Cabete

A photographic exhibition, accompanied by testimonials, to increase visibility and raise awareness of the lived experience of LGBTIQ+ couples and families in public spaces

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

LGBTIQ+ Shelter night

Tanya Moser

Theme evenings on gender inclusion and LGBTI+ themes in emergency youth shelters

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Real Childcare Options

Isotta Zelenka

A transparent, informative, inclusive and user-friendly tool providing verified childcare provider profiles and information to childcare seekers

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

i-Science

Leila Cellerier

Meetings for young girls with professional women to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies and careers and combat the large gender gap in STEM

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Aequaland

Alma Moya Losada & Rebeca Vera Hernández

An app/game to deconstruct gender stereotypes amongst children, through stories

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Diversity²

Axl

A multilingual Instagram account sharing the testimonies of LGBTIQ+ people with disabilities

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

GenderPlay Room by FLUID

Meret* Heuss, Jovana Hitz, Nina Mühlemann, Ed Bracey & Edwin Ramirez

An accessible and inclusive community that questions common gender norms and gives people the opportunity to explore their gender(s) in different ways

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Le Fil Rouge

Audrey

LGBTIQ+ autobiographical short stories retracing life-course from childhood to adulthood, and a base for various artistic creations and discussion groups.

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Tara Café

Dekyi Dolkar

A safe space to showcase the talents of women and invisible people

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Dorena Pads

Doreen Bieri, Anna Butan & Martha Kellerhals

Empowering young girls and women using the locally made Dorena Eco-Friendly Pad (DEFP - alternative sanitary and post partum pads) and building their capacity in sustaining the supplies

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

HVNGRY

Valérie Reding

A photo exhibition with interactive performances to deconstruct gender stereotypes and allow alternative representations of women* and non-binary people

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Phenomenal Women Global

Liza Sekaggya, Diana Bagarukayo & Christine Sekaggya Wiltshire

Leadership conferences, mentoring and coaching, holiday learning retreats, speaker series and more to empower women from underserved communities

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Sharing Tribe

Maja Schreiner, Spela Hafner & Marie-Amélie Masnou

A community platform and a dual matching for businesses and candidates in job-sharing to help women achieve a more fulfilling and sustainable career in tech

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

SebenniNiTaama

Djénéba Diallo

A digital platform and a community with a mission to promote personal and social development for young women through storytelling

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Affirming my worth in Christ

Nicole Ashwood

A project to help establish a curriculum for youth and children to respond to issues of sexual and gender-based violence in the context of churches

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Yes2Bodies

Melanie Dellenbach

Yes2Bodies is both a workshop and toolkit to bring attention to fatphobia and body shaming in Switzerland

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

HE.R Space

Blenda Akimana & Aude Favre

A space dedicated to womxn who want to expand their world, be more financially savvy, connect with other womxn on their journey as artists and entrepreneurs

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

I Am Milos

Anaïs Pollet

An illustrated children’s book following the adventures of a young transgender frog

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2019
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

The Power of Image for Gender Diversity

Caroline

An illustrative exhibition to raise awareness about ordinary sexism in Swiss companies

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2020
Photo and project of a BØWIE entrepreneur

Places I have changed my baby

Hannah Harpole

Making the lack of safe spaces to change babies visible

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