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Our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, supporters, and advisors! Big time gratitude goes to:

  • Aeronaut Brewing Company, for giving us a home to skip the small talk once a month

  • Alan Bittenson, for helping with setup and breakdown at countless events, for building the walls for the Vulnerability Museum, for driving all over the place, for helping with a million little things that came up along the way, and for all his encouragement and support

  • Alaska Lam, for her stellar social media skills and all the time, effort, and heart she puts into our social media

  • Amy Weitzman, for her wonderful roll-with-the-punches facilitation for our first Skip the Small Talk and her excellent Trader Joe’s desserts

  • Anna Seda, for jumping in to help with check-in at the very last minute, and doing a beautiful job welcoming people

  • Anthony Vargas, for helping facilitate at our first Skip the Small Talk, for taking on and beautifully executing an absurd cooking challenge for our first Skip the Small Talk, for wrangling pizza orders at our Skip the Small Talks at Aeronaut, for helping with setup and breakdown at many of our events, and for all his encouragement and support

  • Ari Green, for being willing to offer her incredibly friendly face (and the rest of her) to take tickets and serve as someone to jump in if needed super last-minute for our first Skip the Small Talk

  • Caesar’s Pizza and Subs, for offering us a group discount for our Skip the Small Talk at Aeronaut orders

  • The Center for Women and Enterprise, for providing consulting help that helped inform so many of our decisions

  • Coco McCabe, for her awesome photography at several Skip the Small Talks

  • Dani Patrickfor their consulting help and for all their support

  • Danner Claflin, for DJing a fantastic set at Skip the Small Talk Prom

  • David Mandelberg, for his impromptu help with breakdown for several Skip the Small Talks, including bringing his Tetris-level car-packing expertise to Skip the Small Talk Prom

  • Dorchester Brewing Company, for offering us a space to get our prom on

  • Elizabeth Bitar, Prof. Peter Sessa, and Northeastern University for their legal help

  • Elizabeth Weinbloom, for stepping up to facilitate for our first Skip the Small Talk on short notice, and doing a fantastic job getting people talking

  • Hannah Anderson-Baranger, for her amazing logo redesign and all her hard work on our webpage

  • Jason Gross, for spontaneous help and support countless times over

  • Jennifer Earls, for bringing her mindfulness expertise to her facilitation of our first Skip the Small Talk, and for her business help when we were just getting started

  • Jenny Wolahan, for saving the day with 20+ folding chairs for Skip the Small Talk Prom and for bringing her event-planning expertise to help us setup and breakdown

  • Jess Sedan, for saving the day with a microphone and amp for Skip the Small Talk Prom

  • Jesse Raymond, for kindly lending us so many materials for our first few events

  • Jessica Johnson, for co-teaching a phenomenal fusion class at Skip the Small Talk Prom

  • Jillian Wertheim, for her generous and insightful edits to our webpage

  • Jon Evans, for generously lending us so many materials for our first few events, and for taking the time to help with the Skip the Small Talk website

  • Julie Levin, for all her consulting and support

  • Karen Wickert, for generously lending us their amp for our first few events

  • Karonica Davidson, for her fantastic photography at our Skip the Small Talks at Aeronaut and for always being on-the-ball and for all her support

  • Lydza Clark, for her goregous photos at Skip the Small Talks at Aeronaut and for her willingness to show people pictures of her dogs

  • Matt Slauson, for offering his customer service expertise to welcome people to Skip the Small Talks at Aeronaut

  • Michael Goodman, for his fabulous photography at a lot of Skip the Small Talks and a very fun headshot session

  • Michelle Thomas, for her wonderful facilitation at our first event, for our gorgeous first logo, for her fabulous photography, and for so much more

  • Miranda Aisling Hynes, for inviting us to the Tiny House Festival and the What I Make Conference

  • Natalie Woodard, for taking the time to offer us her app development expertise

  • Nick Arango, for driving and helping with set-up for our first events, for offering some of the pep-talks that made Skip the Small Talk possible, and for being an absolutely stellar co-facilitator and dance teacher for Skip the Small Talk Prom

  • Nicole Kinsley Kast, for her incredible generosity in offering trademark help

  • Nikki Haug, for her impromptu help setting up for Skip the Small Talk Prom

  • Rayellen Kishbach and Daron Massey, for accommodating Skip the Small Talk’s first overnight retreat, and for all their help and support in the process

  • Roy Stringer Jr., for the most thoughtful gift we’ve ever received (hourglasses to keep time during Skip the Small Talks!), for setup help, and for being a friendly face at check-in

  • Sam Varnerin, for all her driving and set-up help, for gifting us with chocolate (how sweet!), and all her support

  • Sarah Walton, for helping at so many Skip the Small Talks at Aeronaut and for being the kind of person who takes care of a million little issues before anyone even realizes they’re issues

  • Weronika Balewski, for saving the day last-minute with some check-in help, and for her contagious enthusiasm

  • WeWork: South Station, for inviting us to host an event there

  • Everyone who lent us their most prized belongings for the Vulnerability Museum, for opening up with strangers and for their patience as we held out hope and held onto their items for more opportunities to show the museum around Massachusetts

  • Everyone who helps spread the word about us and who has shared their STST experiences with others either here on this page or in real life.

  • Everyone who’s helped in any way, no matter how small it feels, to make Skip the Small Talk what it is. You are important, your contributions are important, and we’re grateful we got to cross paths with you.

  • Everyone who skips the small talk with us!

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