Work Redux | BODIES
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Machine Shop | 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
May 21, 2019
Work Redux brings together hundreds of women spanning diverse backgrounds to reimagine the future of the workplace. Join Pollen’s Work Redux community for a discussion about shedding the layers of shame we carry for not meeting the expectations others put on our bodies.
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Bodies. We all have them. Yes, they come in different sizes, colors, abilities, genders, and so forth. But one thing holds true for all bodies—they absorb our every experience, and that gives shape to who we are inside our bodies.



But what are we to do when life, and especially work, hasn’t been designed to make room for the unique beauty our bodies carry? It’s not a radical statement to say that traditional work culture could really care less about our bodies.

From the trauma our bodies hold due to disease, PTSD, or oppression, to how we heal our bodies, to growing movements in body positivity, Work Redux | BODIES will help us shed the layers of shame we carry for not meeting whatever expectations others put on us.

We’ll hear from our speakers on how they’ve made room for their unique bodies, and are working to create that space for others. We’ll discuss what we can do as individuals to find and demand acceptance for our own bodies. And we’ll identify ways we can hold our work cultures accountable for nurturing every body.




Cat Polivoda, Cake Plus-Size Resale

Gaelynn Lea, musician and public speaker

Amira Adawe, The Beautywell Project

Mahtab Rezai, Clockwork

Serita Colette, Serita Yoga

About Work Redux

As part of Pollen’s mission to invest in human connection, Work Redux is an event series (and now also a network of leaders) that inspires questions, sparks discussion, and drives action to challenge cultural assumptions behind the current, dominant work culture. Together we will better understand how we can design and change the future of work.





7:30 – 8:15 AM – Registration, breakfast + networking

8:15 – 8:30 AM – Welcome + Performance by Gaelynn Lea

8:30 – 10:30 AM – Program



Special Thanks

Bush Foundation logo

Machine Shop logo



Work Redux | BODIES is presented by the Bush Foundation, with support provided by our venue partner,  Machine Shop.



Additional Details

Ticket price includes breakfast and beverages. There is a public parking ramp at 101 SE 2nd Ave, a block and half from the venue, as well as metered parking on surrounding streets. Bicycle racks are also available. Machine Shop is accessible via public transit. Check for routes and schedules.

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    Amira Adawe
    The Beautywell Project
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    Serita Colette
    Serita Yoga & The Subversive Sirens
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    Gaelynn Lea
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    Cat Polivoda
    Cake Plus-Size Resale
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    Mahtab Rezai