Recap: Get Tix to Our Next Live Event “Risk” 1/28 at Luminary!

Tickets are on sale for our next event on January 28! Get all the details and BUY TICKETS HERE!

For our Winter edition of TueNight Live we’re taking RISKS – telling tales of life after the leap. One of the upsides to getting older is that the math of “If not now, when?” gets just a little bit more insistent, prompting us to consider big changes and small ones that 10 years ago would have been unimaginable.

We will be in the stunning space Luminary in Flatiron — a premier collaboration hub for women and women-identified who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.

As always, we’ll have wine, delish snacks and fabulous stories from women who have been there/ done that.

GET TICKETS NOW — We won’t be selling tickets at the door.

Our storytellers include:

(Top left, counterclockwise): Carmen Rita Wong, Stacy Morrison, Taiia Smart Young, Robin Gelfenbien, Bridgett M. Davis

Bridgett M. Davis (@bridgettmdavis) is the author of the memoir, The World According To Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life In The Detroit Numbers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She is also the author of two novels, Into the Go-Slow and Shifting Through Neutral, shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Award. She is writer/director of the award-winning feature film Naked Acts, and a creative writing and journalism professor at Baruch College (City University of New York). Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Millions, Salon, the LA Times and O, Oprah Magazine. A graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Brooklyn with her family. Visit her website at

Robin Gelfenbien (@robingelfenbien) is a third-timer for TueNight Live and we’re so excited to have her back — she’s HILARIOUS. Robin is the creator and host of the storytelling series and podcast Yum’s the Word that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show has been named one of the “5 Best Storytelling Series in NYC” by CBS, and a New York Times and Time Out New York Critic’s Pick. She’s performed her original comedy songs at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and on Sirius Radio. She’s also been featured in Marie Claire magazine and she starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. You can find her on the internet at and @yumsthewordshow.

Stacy Morrison (@BklynStacy) is a writer, editor, messaging and marketing consultant, author (Falling Apart in One Piece) and most recently our newest member of the TueNight Crew as editor! She’s an award-winning magazine editor (Redbook, Modern Bride, Marie Claire, Time Out New York) and social media executive (VP Content, BlogHer), mother of a teenager, and, most recently, founder of Koi Beads jewelry ( or on Etsy).

Taiia Smart Young (@taiiasmartyoung) is a writer, editor and content creator with more than 20 years of experience producing stories. She spent the bulk of her career in print and digital media, serving in senior editorial positions for Latina, Essence and XXL. Taiia also co-launched Juicy, the first celeb life hair and beauty magazine and website for women. Taiia is the author of the award-winning book Famous! How to Be the Star of Your Show: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Embracing Her Fabulous Self. In 2018, she launched Rock Your College Essay, which is a live (and virtual) workshop that helps teens write inspiring personal statements.

Carmen Rita Wong (@carmensense) is a writer, speaker, and an investor and advisor to women-owned businesses. A former national television host, magazine advice columnist, and faculty professor at NYU, Carmen serves on the board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and The Moth. She also hosts a podcast, (“THE CARMEN SHOW: Life, Money + No Apologies”) has published two novels, and is currently working on her fifth book, a memoir. Carmen lives in Manhattan where she is proud Mami to a talented tween.

Hope to see you there!


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