It began with hosting a series of zoom “salons” during the pandemic, which eventually became in-person. In total I hosted ~30 salons, on a number of topics including friendship, community, relationships with managers, jealousy, parents, social media, knowledge, and more.
in the past two years, I've hosted 35+ events, including salons, “introvert parties”, reading & meditation nights, and curiosity dinners. across all the events, we’ve had 150+ different people participate. we've had lots vulnerable conversations and many new friendships formed pic.twitter.com/1PEyUwyJIc— kasra (@kasratweets) January 12, 2023
had a blast co-hosting a salon last night on friendship with @katjinja and @benjlaufer— kasra (@kasratweets) April 7, 2022
talked about friendship breakups, building friendship & community outside college, how to maintain long-term/long-distance friendships, differences between romantic & platonic love, & more! pic.twitter.com/jJlpT2NPTW
another salon in the books! cohosted with @EryDayImRusslen and @Jeffrey_Z_Wang in their lovely space ✨— kasra (@kasratweets) May 6, 2022
this one was about “public speaking” – we talked about what makes for a “good” speaker, authenticity in speaking, written vs verbal communication, giving intros, & more! pic.twitter.com/sZeRLOS7rZ
At some point I began running more casual “introvert” hangouts, creating an open space for people to socialize in New York without excessive drinking and yelling. I’m currently hosting more such events.
trying to create a semi-regular space in nyc for an introvert-friendly kind of gathering, where we have space for games & interesting conversation, but also the opportunity to just sit in quiet, read, reflect, journal, etc— kasra (@kasratweets) August 27, 2022
wanna participate, cocreate, cohost? let's talk pic.twitter.com/geV9NgQS5p
we hosted the second iteration of the “chill saturday night hangout” last weekend, and it was a blast!— kasra (@kasratweets) September 4, 2022
we had enough space & people this time to have a few different zones with different vibes, one more quiet and one more energetic, with people flowing back and forth pic.twitter.com/uEVv23J8GD
hosted a "library night" at @vercisocial this week! we had a cozy little nook, with everyone bringing a book or two they were curious about— kasra (@kasratweets) October 14, 2022
after intros, we did a 10min group meditation, and then quiet reading time, followed by ~ chill hangs & discussion ~ pic.twitter.com/jcqYe9kKiC