On Sunday, September 8, Hard Feelings (848 Bloor St. W) will be hosting their second Mental Health Pop-Up Market to celebrate their second anniversary.
Hard Feelings (which contains a storefront selling mental health books, zines, journals and other self-care goodies) works actively to reduce barriers to mental health supports. “We do this by providing low-cost counselling at a sliding scale,” says Najma Abdulkadir. “Rather than throw a party or have a dinner for our anniversary, we thought that a fun way to celebrate would be to engage the community by showcasing the ways in which the arts and mental health can intersect.”
For the event, Hard Feelings will feature eight local artists (inc. Frizz Kid, Heidi Cho, Pocket Club and more) whose work intersects with mental health in some regard. “Each will be selling their beautiful handmade work. Vendors will include artists who make ceramics, pins, illustrations, leather goods, bath and body products, jewelry, weavings, plants, and macrame.”
Entry is free and all are welcome. Hard Feelings Mental Health Pop-Up Market will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get all the deets here.