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HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR!🎆+ What's Going on at TALMBAT?!
Welcome! 🫂 Let's catch up on what's been happening these past few months, and celebrate what's coming up next.
Hey there! 👋🏿
I hope you have been having an amazing and joyful holiday season, taking some moments to relax and celebrate yourself and your loved ones while battling the bitter cold front we had a few days ago (…17 degrees to 60 in a matter of days?! The weather’s been crazy!).
(Side Note: Can you believe that 2023 is only 3 days away?! Time is really flying by! Speeding!)
First Things First…
You may have noticed that this newsletter looks a little bit different from the last one. That’s because we recently switched to a new platform (🗣️ shoutout to Substack!) so that our newsletter feels as connected and interactive as possible.
Now, when you’re finished reading, you have the option to leave a comment to share your thoughts, suggestions, or to spark a discussion about what’s on your mind.
As we close out this year, I’d like to give a special thank you to everyone who has participated in a one-on-one community conversation this summer. I am so grateful for you sharing your time, experiences, and colorful ideas with me as we craft Talmbat together with intentional care and creativity.
Special shoutouts to
Selani “Fran” Thomas
for being part of our movement and helping to brainstorm ways we can make this “dream community” become a living, breathing piece of all of our lives! 🫂
So… what’s new?!
This year, Talmbat has welcomed 34 new community members (who I like to refer to as the OG members) that live all across the globe.
If it’s your first time getting our updates in your inbox, I’m sending you a warm welcome alongside digital hugs! 🤗
We launched our community newsletter, That’s What I’m TALMBAT (which you are reading as we speak)!
Our CCV (Chief Community Vanguard) participted in the University of Alabama’s Crimson Entrepreneurship Academy where we recieved the Minority Business Award.
We’re officially established as a registered business (Talmbat, LLC)!
In 2023, we have some BIG goals!
I’m talking new partnerships, social strategies (like having a consistent posting schedule for the social medias and here in our newsletter), more community conversations, events, and (fingers crossed) an official platform launch!
I’d love to hear what exciting projects and practices you’re planning to take on in the new year! Let me know what your New Year’s resolutions or goals are by dropping a comment below!
Community Safe Spaces and Conversations? CHECK! ✅
Here’s a short checklist to keep you on track with what’s going on in our collective:
☑️ Take a moment to join the Talmbat Geneva Community where all updates will be shared, future events will be held, and you can meet other members of our community — from the U.S. to Zimbabwe. (Geneva is sort of like Slack and Discord, but more centered in community-gathering). You can download the app, or log in on your computer!
Thank you to Yaa for being the first member to join our Geneva community! 🎉
☑️ Follow the TALMBAT socials for some cool content coming up! You can find our collective on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok — stay tuned for storytelling segments, major announcements, and more! 🤳🏿
☑️ If you haven’t already, register to have a one-on-one convo with me to talk all things art, community, and storytelling as we build the future of storytelling together! 🗓️ Mark your calendar and sign up for a slot here!
☑️ Comment below to let us know what you’re excited to see next here at Talmbat (as always, we want to hear from YOU)!
See ya in Geneva! And cheers to the new year! 🥂
— Jasmine, Talmbat Founder and Chief Community Vanguard