Cocktails x Conversations
Co-hosted with LIVELY


Rooted, Raw & Real
Discussions With

Larissa May of #HalftheStory
Ruthie Friedlander of The Chain
Nina Roth of Alma


Time & Place
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
6:30 PM

242 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012



About the Event
On February 20th, in collaboration with LIVELY, MoxxieMade is hosting a Cocktails x Conversations on a very important topic – self-love in conversation with:

  • Larissa May | Founder of #HalftheStory - a non-profit that gets real on social media and how it is often a highlight-reel

  • Ruthie Friedlander | Co-founder of The Chain - a non-profit that provides peer support for women working in the fashion and entertainment industries who are struggling with or recovering from an eating disorder

  • Nina Roth | Head of Community and Operations at Alma - an elevated therapy experience rooted in community

February is a month where “love” becomes a heightened focus, but oftentimes, the hardest and the most over-looked relationship is the one we have with ourselves. In our most rooted, raw, and real Cocktails x Conversations to date, we are taking an intimate look at the barriers that keep us from loving and accepting ourselves fully. Our brave speakers will touch on their own issues with anxiety, body image, comparison, and depression. And together, we will support one another in the connection of shared experiences and encourage one another to be kind to ourselves.

You will love this if you want - 
• To get inspired and encouraged 
• Meet new and like-minded women in the city
• Gain a little knowledge and hear some real talk on different women's journeys


Tickets $20

Unlimited wine, delicious nibbles, and giveaways


Big thanks to
our partners

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About our Wise Women Speakers

Larissa May

Larissa May is the founder of #HalfTheStory, a global non-profit community and media platform reducing the negative effects of social media on mental health across the globe. Since launching the company in 2015, the platform has shared over 5000 stories from 99 different countries around the globe. May (known by most as Larz) was originally inspired to launch the company after the pressures of running a popular fashion blog called Livinlikelarz took a toll on her mental health. Despite her success as a fashion week correspondent for publications like Huffington Post, AOL Style, and a social media consultant for fashion and beauty brands, she was riddled by stress and anxiety, a reality not often shared on curated social media feeds. With #HalfTheStory, May is working to fix that, encouraging young people to share their less-filtered stories while also providing educational resources for students struggling with mental health issues. The company has garnered press from Time, Forbes, Refinery29, Good Morning America, Create Cultivate, Girlboss and more.

→ Follow her journey at @livinlikelarz and @halfthestory

Nina Roth

Nina Roth is the Head of Community & Operations and was the first hire at Alma, a new co-practicing community for top quality therapists with a mission to elevate and normalize the care experience. Her main areas of focus are on scaling a strong community of providers and delivering an excellent experience to Alma's members and their clients. She is extremely passionate about human connection, especially in the context of de-stigmatizing mental health care and issues that face so many. Before Alma she worked at Oscar, a new health insurance company that launched with the health exchange in 2013. While there, Nina supported the company's rapid growth from 9 employees when she joined to over 700 four years later. She has a love for helping young companies grow and build something from nothing.

→ More on Alma

Ruthie Friedlander

Ruthie Friedlander has had a 360-degree look at the fashion industry, having worked on the brand, agency, and editorial sides over the past 10+ years. At Chanel and The Row, she was the first digital hire, encouraging the luxury houses to join social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter as well as growing relationships with influencers and digital editors. She brought her brand expertise to the changing world of publishing as the Deputy Editor at, and then the Digital Director at InStyle Magazine, under Laura Brown. Friedlander currently consults for brands and publishers, focusing on the brand/edit relationship. She is the co-founder of The Chain, a registered NGO for women in the fashion and entertainment industry in recovery from eating disorders.

→ Follow her journey at @ruthiefrieds and The Chain