As part of a three-event NY launch for hemp brand Xula, cannabis curators Humble Bloom explored women's health, community and plant medicine in a signature Femme Sessions event.
This fall, cannabis experience curators Humble Bloom returned to Brooklyn’s The William Vale hotel in collaboration with Mexico City-based, Black and femme-owned hemp brand Xula to present a three day activation series that kicked of with a reiteration of their signature event Femme Sessions. Guests were invited to convene at this femme-exclusive event hosted in the spacious, open-air Vale Garden Residence.
This exclusive venue featured a stage, bar, and hot tub, along with breath-taking views of the city. The bar featured healthy green drinks combined with tequila and some of Xula’s hemp-derived tonics. The brand touts hemp-based herbal formulas that focus on “anxiety, menstrual cramps, sleep, menopause, and hormonal toning.”
Humble Bloom founders Solonje Burnett and Danniel Swatosh were joined by Xula founders Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey and Karina Primelles, welcoming femmes to an event centered around “exploring the intersections of cannabis, the health of our bodies and the repair of our communities.” Guests were encouraged to visit vendor tables, receive a Thai massage or participate in a group breathwork session led by Burnett. The hosts aimed to create a space that addressed femmes’ physical, professional, and mental health needs with holistic offerings to help them alleviate some of those pressures. The facilitators mingled amongst the guests, encouraging conversation and collaboration while reconnecting with returning guests and welcoming new ones!
The hosts eventually invited guests to gather together for a round-table discussion between women who were experts in multiple facets of femme-centered care, cannabis innovation, and more. The panel included Cannabis + IP Attorney Jessica F. Gonzalez Esq.; Saki Fenderson, Co-Founder of wellness, culinary and education brand TLBK, LLC; Sinnamon Love, founder of the BIPOC Adult Collective for sex workers of color; and Tricia Cassagnol, a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at NYU Langone Health and founder of Her Temple LLC. These women contributed to a conversation that ran the gamut from cannabis licensing, sustainability and the historical intersections of cannabis justice, and the criminalization of sex workers.