DENIAL: Being In It & Getting Out Of It
Aug
16
7:30 pm19:30

DENIAL: Being In It & Getting Out Of It

  • Pizzeria Serio

Ah yes! Denial. It’s so easy to hang out in denial because nothing has to happen there. We don’t have to do anything. We don’t have to admit anything. We don’t have say anything. It’s still. It’s safe. Sounds kind of awesome. Well at least for a little bit. Then at some point, hanging out in denial isn’t cool. Things start to bubble. They start to emerge. Then we might meet denial’s friend guilt and possibly shame. And possibly some other emotions too.

ART exhibit - question of the day
Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

ART exhibit - question of the day

  • 2316 West North Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States

In my Facebook group - Nikki Nigl's ABOUT WOMEN - I have been asking a Question of the Day (QOTD) every day since November 14, 2015. This art exhibit will have every single question since that first day. I have not missed a day. I will be showcasing each and every QOTD from November 14, 2015 - September 8, 2017. 600+ questions! What up!


ASSERTIVE: How To Be
Jul
19
7:30 pm19:30

ASSERTIVE: How To Be

  • Pizzeria Serio

Passive. Aggressive. Assertive. There is a difference. There’s a time and place for each one. For this ABOUT WOMEN event - let’s talk about being ASSERTIVE and how to be. Let’s talk about getting what we want in life.

 

GETTING STUCK: And Getting Unstuck
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

GETTING STUCK: And Getting Unstuck

  • Pizzeria Serio

That feeling of stillness and not sure what to do and just feeling stuck. And sometimes it’s not just stuck but it’s STUCK. CAPITAL LETTERS STUCK. Yeah. Let’s talk about this. Let’s have this convHERsation. Whether it’s with our mental state or physical state (Hint: It’s probably both), our job, our career, our family, our friends, our activity, our life path, or all of the above - we get this feeling from time to time.

Finding Your Way
May
17
7:30 pm19:30

Finding Your Way

  • Pizzeria Serio

We are all trying to find our way. And figure our shit out. Sometimes we are sure of where we are going and sometimes we’re not. And that’s the way it is. 

COURAGE: Finding It
Apr
12
7:30 pm19:30

COURAGE: Finding It

  • Pizzeria Serio

This is a SUPER SPECIAL event! Please join us. This is the 3rd ANNIVERSARY of ABOUT WOMEN. What up! 

First let me say that normally the ABOUT WOMEN events are on the 3rd Wednesday every month but this month it’s on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Nikki will be out of town the 3rd week of April.

GET YOUR SH#T TOGETHER: What's Stopping Us?
Mar
15
7:30 pm19:30

GET YOUR SH#T TOGETHER: What's Stopping Us?

  • Pizzeria Serio

We all feel that our shit isn’t together. And we all think that everyone else has THEIR shit together and we are the ones that are hot messes. No way. We are all works in progress.

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WOMEN'S MARCH: Next Steps
Feb
26
1:00 pm13:00

WOMEN'S MARCH: Next Steps

  • Athenaeum Theatre

The Women’s March was on Saturday, January 21. There were marches all over the world. But WE ARE NOT DONE! Not even close. Let’s get together one month after the march and talk about NEXT STEPS. 

PERFEKT: Nobody Is
Feb
15
7:30 pm19:30

PERFEKT: Nobody Is

  • Pizzeria Serio

Perfection. Why do we strive for it? Why do we want it? What does it look like? And when it comes down to it, striving for perfection is actually a flaw. Because we are striving for something that doesn’t exist.

VUNERABILITY: We All Have It
Jan
28
7:30 pm19:30

VUNERABILITY: We All Have It

  • Pizzeria Serio

We are all vulnerable. And vulnerable means something different to different people. Men are. Women are. Physically. Mentally. Socially. Emotionally. You name it.  And being vulnerable is ok. It’s an aspect of being a human being. We are not robots. What does it mean to you?

LETTING GO: And Moving On
Jan
18
7:30 pm19:30

LETTING GO: And Moving On

  • Pizzeria Serio

Ah yes. Letting go. Easier said than done. But sometimes we do have to let go in order to move forward. We need to learn how to not past stress (and really, not future stress either) and live in the present. Once again, I know, I know, it’s easier said than done. 

A CASE OF THE "I DON'T WANNAS": How To Get Past Them
Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

A CASE OF THE "I DON'T WANNAS": How To Get Past Them

  • Pizzeria Serio

Sometimes we get a case of the “I don’t wannas” where we just don’t feel like doing something. Work. Exercise. Eating healthy. To-do lists. Anything. Everything. We lose our motivation for these things and more. How do we get our motivation back? How do we move forward? How do we get past the case of the “I don’t wannas”?

Come watch THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Oct
19
7:30 pm19:30

Come watch THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

  • Pizzeria Serio

ABOUT WOMEN will now be on the 3rd Wednesday each month (instead of previously the 3rd Tuesday). This month the 3rd Wednesday falls on the same night at the FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE between HILLARY CLINTON and DONALD TRUMP. 

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS: Internal and External
Oct
8
7:30 pm19:30

RELATIONSHIPS: Internal and External

  • Pizzeria Serio

We have relationships with others and with ourselves. They can be fun, exciting, energetic, awesome, frustrating, and sometimes complicated. There are so many factors - communication, past experience, desires, expectations, baggage, intentions, perception, and so much more. 

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: How?
Sep
20
7:30 pm19:30

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: How?

  • Pizzeria Serio

Believing in ourself can be difficult. This can impact how we perform in many different areas in our lives. Relationships. Career. Love. Health. Wealth. Or the absence of these things. Our belief, or lack of belief, can affect our performance in these areas. And our beliefs can propel us forward or hold us back. 

THE VALUE OF A WOMAN
Aug
16
7:30 pm19:30

THE VALUE OF A WOMAN

  • Pizzeria Serio

Women are Awesome, Beautiful, Courageous, Dynamic, Excellent, Fantastic, and the alphabet list continues on. We get things done, we solve problems, we take care of others and ourselves. Unfortunately, in society - women are damned if we do and damned if we don't. What we do is never good enough. BUT WE ARE ENOUGH! Yes, we have come a long way but there is so much more that needs to get done. 

HOME: What Does It Look Like To You?
Jul
19
7:30 pm19:30

HOME: What Does It Look Like To You?

  • Pizzeria Serio


Home means something different to each and everyone of us. For some it represents safety and comfort and for others, it might represent the opposite. Home isn't necessarily the place where we sleep at night. Maybe it's where our parents live or it's in a different city or state. Or home can be on the road and traveling from place to place. It's up to you.

LOSS: And What We Have Gained
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

LOSS: And What We Have Gained

  • Pizzeria Serio

We have all experienced loss. Sometimes it's the loss of a person, sometimes it's the loss of an experience, a moment, a city, an object, or an opportunity. Losses are part of life. It sucks I know. But this is the way it goes. With every loss, there is a gain. It might not feel like it at the time but we learn something from each and every experience - even the losses. Please join the discussion. 

DOUBTS: We All Have Them
May
17
7:30 pm19:30

DOUBTS: We All Have Them

  • Pizzeria Serio

Deep breath, DOUBTS. Yeah, they suck. But here's the deal, we ALL have them. We ALL have that moment of questioning ourselves and what we are doing. Relationships. Jobs. Love. Life. I don't know, EVERYTHING! Sometimes I question, did I order the right food? Did I pick the right restaurant? Or what about those doubts we get about our BIG choices in life. Career path? Oh my goodness, now we're getting a little deep.

SEX AND SEXUALITY: Know Yours, Own Yours
Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

SEX AND SEXUALITY: Know Yours, Own Yours

  • Pizzeria Serio

SEX! Yeah, That's right. We are having this conversation. And you know, we are also talking about SEXUALITY too. They work together. So let's do it. Let's have this discussion. Let's talk openly and judgment-free on this topic. Can it be done?! Oh hell yeah! Because it's only weird if you make it weird.  

CONFIDENCE: Where To Find It
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

CONFIDENCE: Where To Find It

  • Pizzeria Serio

Ah, confidence. Some days we have it. And some days we don't. Sometimes it depends on what we are wearing. What our hair is doing. Are we wearing makeup? Did I look at any fashion magazines lately? And then of course there are other factors such as our performance when we are at work. Or how about where we are in our place in life? Is it where you want to be? Are you nervous to take things to the next level? Relationships? Jobs? Love? Etc.

EmpowHERment Workshop - What up!
Apr
5
7:30 pm19:30

EmpowHERment Workshop - What up!

  • LOLE

Join Nikki Nigl at Lolë Southport Chicago for a convHERsation on the ABCs of how women are socialized along with relearning our ABCs. We will discuss how to use your voice for good to get what you want. This conversation will be judgment-free and performed in a safe space. She will help you be a verbal ninja. This will be a workshop based on Nikki Nigl's TEDxNEIU Talk

Also, come early to shop, as all participants receive 20% off full price, in stock pieces from the Spring Summer 2016 Collection

Click here for the Facebook invite.

FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS: Toxic and Otherwise
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS: Toxic and Otherwise

  • Pizzeria Serio

Lady friends. Women friends. Girlfriends. Female friends. These relationships can be healthy. They can be toxic. They can change our world for the better or throw us for a loop. Our fellow women in our lives can be supportive, vindictive, loving, envious - and everything in between. 

BODY IMAGE: Taking Away Judgment
Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

BODY IMAGE: Taking Away Judgment

  • Pizzeria Serio

Have you ever wished you could change something about your body or face or both? Have you ever second-guessed yourself and how you look? Have you ever been concerned with how people look at you or perceive you or what they're thinking of you?

PROCRASTINATION: What Are We Waiting For?
Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

PROCRASTINATION: What Are We Waiting For?

  • Pizzeria Serio


Have you ever put something off until…tomorrow…next week…Monday…January 1? Have you ever said “As soon as…”? As soon as this work project is done, then I will… As soon as the holidays are over, then I will… As soon as my vacation is over, then I will… The list goes on. 
 

FEMININITY & MASCULINITY: It's Fluid (Special CO-ED Event)
Jan
16
7:30 pm19:30

FEMININITY & MASCULINITY: It's Fluid (Special CO-ED Event)

  • Pizzeria Serio

This is a special CO-ED event! All women & men are welcome.
This is a judgment-free conversation and event.

We will be talking about the fluidity of femininity and masculinity and how it's not binary. We will start and end the evening with a conversation with the audience. Yeah, that's right - your voice is valid. Or if you want to just listen - that's ok too.

BODY IMAGE: Taking Away Judgment
Jan
6
7:30 pm19:30

BODY IMAGE: Taking Away Judgment

  • Pizzeria Serio

Have you ever wished you could change something about your body or face or both? Have you ever second-guessed yourself and how you look? Have you ever been concerned with how people look at you or perceive you or what they're thinking of you?

BOUNDARIES: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Dec
15
7:30 pm19:30

BOUNDARIES: Where Do We Draw The Line?

  • Pizeria Serio

We all have boundaries or limitations. We all have that line we don’t cross. How do we know when to cross it or not to cross it? Do we listen to our instincts or that voice in our head or maybe they are the same thing.