Named for Zora Neale Hurston, a woman of extraordinary brilliance and fiery spirit, Zora’s House is a sanctuary for women and gender-expansive people of color to dream, connect, and create; to shine bright and inspire change.
Where you don’t have to worry about what your hair looks like or how loud you get.
Where you can shine in the center of attention or find quiet solitude.
Where you have your lightbulb moment or take your ideas back to the drawing board.
It’s a world dedicated to the legacies of our foremothers — our mama, our aunties, our grandmothers — the people who found ways to connect and succeed and grow in a world not created with them in mind.
Zora’s House is a workplace. A haven. A happy hour. An incubator.
A community for women and non-binary people of color committed to transforming themselves and the world around them.
Our mission is to create safe spaces for women of color to establish meaningful, supportive relationships with other women in their community; develop a deeper practice of self-care, resiliency, and emotional intelligence; and successfully incubate their creativity, scholarship, entrepreneurship, activism, service, and leadership.
Additionally, we serve as an inclusive learning space for the larger community on issues of race, politics, economics, arts, and culture, as they relate to the identities and experiences of women of color.
At the heart of Zora’s House is the thriving community of women of color professionals, artists, activists, academics, and entrepreneurs. We strive to not only connect these women with information and resources but to connect them with each other.
Our events and programs are geared specifically towards helping women and gender expansive people of color develop the life and leadership skills they need to transform themselves and the world around them, and to have a damn good time in the process! We do this in three main ways:
Events and programs that build community and connection between women of color.
Tools, trainings, and programs designed to help women of color live their best life and do their best work.
Events and initiatives that elevate the work of women of color writers, artists, activists, trailblazers, and change agents.
Last, but not least, Zora’s House provides a thoughtfully designed community space for women of color to work, write, retreat, create, and connect.
“I’ve always believed that a world in which women, especially women of color, are taught to dream big, completely disregard the status quo, and create lives and careers they love, is a better world for everybody. Zora’s House is an organization dedicated to helping myself – and other women like me – do just that.”
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