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Tāmaki Makaurau

By - Rosie

Tell us a bit about yourself and what inspires / motivates you to do the mahi that you do:

The motivation for the mahi I do, particularly with creating this event, comes from my passion for creating spaces of safe and inclusive community, and for celebrating and uplifting women as a collective through everything I do. I am also inspired by so many other women who are already leading the way within their own events and creative spaces, and who have supported me through my own journey. As a queer womxn, I am aware of just how important and valuable the existence and experience of spaces like PURR can be, where womxn can express themselves and be celebrated fully without restriction.

What is PURR? Why do you think creating this space is important?

PURR is a womxn’s only club night in Tāmaki Makaurau. It is a safe space to wear what you want, dance how you want, and express yourself without restrictions, judgment, or unwanted attention. I wanted to create this event as women so often don’t have spaces, especially within the club scene, where they can fully enjoy themselves unguarded. The kaupapa of this event is all about women-celebrating-women, in a safe, inclusive space that is for women, by women. PURR is a space for anyone who is womxn identifying, or identifies with and feels comfortable in womxn’s only spaces. It’s an inclusive event for the trans, non-binary, and queer community, though it’s not an exclusively queer event- it’s an event just for all womxn of any orientation, with the core essence being inclusivity, self-expression, and having fun!

Is there anything you think we should know about this event or what we can expect?

You can expect a night of dancing to all the best music from our very talented, all women DJ lineup, as well as performances, prizes to be won, a boudoir photo booth, and all-around amazing, delicious vibes the whole night long! We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment at PURR, so safety is our top priority as we want everyone attending to feel empowered and secure. The dedicated and friendly security and staff at Phoenix venue will be there to help if you feel unsafe, unwell, or require any assistance.

Main hopes:

  • Make humans feel safe

  • Create spaces for them and with them not fit them to an event which already exists



Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Rosie is a psychology and philosophy graduate working towards her postgraduate studies in psychotherapy. She is a proud queer woman and is actively working within the mental health sector for the rainbow community. Recently she decided to run a womxn’s only night club as a passion project and is excited to see what the future holds for this event!




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