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Tea, gratitude and brides - Announcing Shine November Lineup


Tea, gratitude and brides - Announcing Shine November Lineup

Thanksgiving month is upon us and so is a new Passion Co. class graduation. To celebrate both, we are hosting Shine on Wednesday November 12th, at a beautiful, spacious and contemporary Art gallery in South of Market, Alter Space

We are excited to announce our speaker lineup which includes:

Ankit Shah, founder of Tea with Strangers, a community connecting people in the offline world. Ankit recently delivered a phenomenal TEDx Talk in London, and today his organization is in over 10 cities.



Christy Baird, who graduated from our program will be talking about the successful launch of her bridal fashion brand LOHO Bride. Recently featured in Refinery 29.


The evening is designed around the different ways we experience gratitude. Passion Co. co-founder Peter Rubin will lead us with an opening talk and exercises.

Passion Projects of October class include a vegan blog by Meredith Williams, an interactive project on female desire by Anabel Lippincott, a blog on fitness by Nate Burgnara, a documentary trailer on cancer survival by Selena Martinez, a new movement #kissthisworld by Asya Tabdili and many other creative projects. 

We are thrilled to be partnering with Peerspace, an app to find and book creative spaces around the city. Bay Area acclaimed DJ Citizen Zain will play happy tunes starting 730 PM. As always, we invite you to dress to impress, and be ready for the lenses of our photographer Christopher Howard.


Yoga DJ, illustrated cookbook, comics, fashion & more - Revealing Shine Lineup


Yoga DJ, illustrated cookbook, comics, fashion & more - Revealing Shine Lineup

Organizing Shine never gets old. With every Passion Co. class graduating, we get giddy about seeing our program participants shining and revealing proudly their labor of love to the world.

For our September 17th Shine we scouted a new location, in one of our favorite neighborhoods, The Mission. Galería de La Raza founded in 1970, is a non-profit community-based arts organization whose mission is to foster public awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and serve as a laboratory where artists can both explore contemporary issues in art, culture and civic society, and advance intercultural dialogue. 



Our theme for this month, LEGACY was inspired by my Burning Man experience, where I spent time in the temple reflecting on what I want to be remembered for and wether I was on the right track towards my desire. At Shine, you will be engaged through art, creativity and group exercises to think through this important question yourself too.

We are partnering with Peerspace, a marketplace for creative spaces, Yamba Hummus who will be providing a delicious Hummus bar and Bee D'Vine, who will cater a honey wine bar for the evening. Kate Kittredge founder of Pétale SF, and one of our Passion muses, curated and designed our flowers. 

Our Lineup

Wednesday September 17th

6:00- 7:00 PM: Chill-out lounge music by DJ by JJ O'Brien (also a Bachelorette finalist and founder of Hem Haus)

7:00- 8:15 PM: Presentations & Demos by select Program participants

8:15 - 9:00 PM: Live music by Venetia Pristavec

Passion Projects Highlights

This evening is for you if:

- You are looking to meet inspiring and creative people and connect with them on a meaningful level

- You are exploring your life purpose and passions

- You are an artist and looking to get involved in a passionate community

- You appreciate art, entrepreneurship and tasteful things in life

Tickets are selling out, so get yours soon and we hope to celebrate with you.

With love,

Jessica Semaan - Founder