Sheroes was a monthly limited-run art party series that brought together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and cultures of fandom surrounding the "League of Legendary Ladies": Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Madonna, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, Etta James, Marianne Faithfull, Dolly Parton, Grace Jones, Dusty Springfield & Nina Simone.

Sheroes is presented by salonnière reeraw (Rea McNamara). Based in Toronto, the series curates specially commissioned performances, sounds, installations & visuals.

All Sheroes events are brainstormed and archived online at, uniting digital communities with real-time audiences in an ongoing exploration into fan culture and collaborative content creation.

Virtual Season — our culminating presentation of new and past Sheroes on/offline works & performances — is currently gearing into its first international reunion tour. We will be announcing soon tour dates. (If you would like to book a Sheroes event, please contact us.)

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Rhizome: Prosthetic Knowledge Picks - The Female Pixel 

A digest of links on the idea of ‘The Female Pixel’, including (on Tumblr) FM Towns Marty, Sheroes, V5MT, PartyTime! Hexellent.

It also features Lillian Schwartz, Waldemar Cordeiro, Jovi Xu, and Christian Zander.

You can read the whole thing here

Many thanks to Rich for including Sheroes as one of his Prosthetic Knowledge picks on Rhizome!

Click to see featured GIFs from Andrew BensonJennifer ChanHaruko Hirukawa & Yoshi Sodeoka.

(The featured event GIFs by Lorna Mills & Tony Halmos include live documentation of GIFs in action by Grace McEvoySarah Weis & Emilie Gervais, as well as past performers Lido Pimienta & BizZarh.)

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gettin’ scrilla, nigga.. Toronto life.

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Lady Killer Outkasts BizZarh perform their rework of Erykah Badu's "Bag Lady". The song is available for download on their first mixtape, The Cover Up.

Filmed Thursday, January 26, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #6, a showly remix tribute to the Analog Girl In A Digital World. Directed by Tony Halmos.

Also featured in the video is spliced live footage of performers Safia Siad & Natalia Ivanovski, as well as digital animations from the The Global GIF Authority - Erykah Badu Chapter Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.


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bizzarh. yeah.

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Given Bizzarh’s affinity for Baduisms, and despite never having seen them live, they were the obvious suggestion when Rea McNamara inquired about performers for her bi-monthly Sheroes tribute party. Especially so, since the latest installment of Sheroes, held last Thursday at the Beaver, was in praise of the b-girl earth mother herself, Badu. Despite a brief speaker-related snag, Bizzarh – still relatively unseasoned performers – were unruffled and pulled off a short but intriguing set including, of course, their rendition of “Bag Lady.”

— The Toronto Standard's music critic Anupa Mistry on BizZarh's Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu performance.

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Rollin Leonard's animated GIF portrait of BizZarh for Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu. Event GIF by Tony Halmos.


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BizZarh performing “Bag Lady” at Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu. Photos by Tony Halmos.


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Dollar Paris with Rollin Leonard's GIF that was specially commissioned for BizZarh's performance. Event GIF by Lorna Mills.

Dollar Paris with Rollin Leonard's GIF that was specially commissioned for BizZarh's performance. Event GIF by Lorna Mills.

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Photography: GREY



Photography: GREY

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