What? No Babes Agency, Belgium's first inclusive modeling agency, exists 1 year and we would like to celebrate with our community! We want to gather on this day with like-minded people and look back on an eventful first year. It promises to be an event where everyone can be 100% themselves!
When? February 11, 2023
Duration? 10am to 8pm
Where? Zebrastraat 32/001, Ghent (wheelchair accessible)
For whom? Anyone who wants to celebrate with us!
Parking? more info here
Tickets? more info here
1 YEAR NO BABES AGENCY
10:00 - 11:00
Interactive panel discussion with Morgane Hutse (No Babes model), Marijne Van Boeckel (body positive activist), Dr. Chelly Maes (Researcher KU Leuven) and Aminata Benta (founder of Represent Belgium) led by Eline Vanduyver (No Babes Agency)
-> Our models candidly share their stories and the discrimination they have experienced because one would not fit the "ideal picture" of society. They are joined by experts and together they take a deep-dive into the topic of "inclusivity." What is this and why is representation so important? How can you be more inclusive not only as a person but also as a company? What is inclusive representation? How can you become aware of your own biases? It promises to be an interactive and informative talk, for everyone.
11:00 - 12:30
1. Workshop Witchcraft with Celine Marce
-> Max 25 spots available
Always been curious about what it means to be a witch? Then this is the workshop for you! None other than Céline Marce will immerse you in some basic concepts and techniques such as shadow work and how you can use it to be more self-aware and spiritual in life as a person. She will also explain how you can use this to clear traumas and negative patterns.
12:30 - 13:00
Lunch & network
Time to energize! Throughout the day you can enjoy snacks, and drinks at flat rate prices. Of course, you are also welcome to bring your own lunch.
13:00 - 15:00
Workshop Shibari with House Of Lupin
The experts at House of Lupin will teach you how to do self-bondage in a loving way during this approachable workshop. You will get to know yourself, your limits and especially your pleasure through this Japanese form of bondage with rope. You can practice this alone or together. No experience is required and everyone is welcome!
15:00 - 17:00
Workshop: 'Breaking taboos through storytelling' with the No Babes team
-> Max 25 spots available
People often have a fear of the unknown and therefore also often stay away from worlds that are different from their own. This often results in discrimination, racism, prejudice, miscommunication and a lack of connection between different target groups, even within the walls of one family. We think it is important to use this workshop in an accessible way to bring people into contact with new lifeworlds and to educate them and make them aware of their own thoughts, fears and patterns. On the other hand, we like to give them the right tools and tips to learn to deal with the beautiful diversity that lives around us. We will work with creative tools such as writing, photography, painting and more. You will go home brimming with new knowledge!
17:00 - 19:00
Time to relax and enjoy the show! We will start with some performances by our own No Babes Agency models and afterwards give people from the No Babes community the chance to show their perhaps still hidden talent, to the world.
19:00 - 20:00
Ending the day with good beats, great vibes and amazing company. What do we need more?
Share your taboo-breaking story with the No Babes community through a chat that will also be recorded and later shared on social media. Let's make taboos more discussable together! Some of our No Babes models will be there to guide you through this process.
No Babes exhibition
Morgane Gielen built an organic community in 2019 through her first photo book and the related exhibition called "No Babes," which were entirely about questioning taboos and beauty ideals. During this tour, she will talk about her journey, tell the stories behind the exhibited works and answer all your questions.
11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 17:00
Have a chance to become a model at No Babes Agency
Have you always wanted to be a model but didn't get around to it because you don't "fit" the ideal picture imposed on us by the fashion industry? Stop by the No Babes Agency booth between available timeslots, as naturally as possible so we can get a good look at your look.
Have a chat with the other No Babes Agency models, leave your details, record a short video and have some photos taken. Who knows, we might contact you afterwards with the message that we want to represent you as a model!
11:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 19:00