WHAT DOES NOT RAW

This, That & The Other

What Does Not RAW features stories of resilience, strength, and overcoming the sh*t life throws at you.

Theme: Various – different themes for each event.

Location: current residency @ Brixton Studio by Soho House 

What to expect: music, art, storytelling, and genuine raw human connection.

Aiming to shift global culture and eradicate loneliness WDN seeks to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time to create purpose, meaning, and opportunity for anyone dissatisfied with the status quo of emptiness and disconnection.

Named after the famous aphorism by Nietzsche, ‘What does not kill us, makes us stronger’, (a mindset proven by science to be essential for success in life and business), we’re kneading together the most brilliant and marginalized minds to create a starter culture of badasses and hustlers who can kickstart the social fermentation process needed for real change.

What Does Not Raw  is a night of curated storytelling for those wanting to get real about life and what it means to be human. We’re rolling out this program of immersive storytelling to tackle hard-hitting and sensitive topics. Each RAW storytelling event has a different theme and brings together people from all walks of society to celebrate the power of that theme.

In the past, these have included resilience, courage, acceptance, and deviance. 

These events tear down preconceived notions that prevent true connection and opportunity – and bring the cool, the edge, and belonging needed for navigating this age of uncertainty and change. 

(Note: What Does Not RAW is an event series that takes place every 4-6 weeks. For now, and due to current venue restrictions, attendance is guest-list or ticket registration only, so if you’d like to come down, please book via Eventbrite or DM us on Instagram)

“I’m all about un-censoring stories and finding new ways to express ourselves. Everything that WDN stands for resonates with me and is something that is so close to my heart.
I’m excited to be part of this and to feel safe and welcome to be able to tell my truth.”
“WDN means to me RAW honesty - it means defining who you are in a safe space, and being able to own that, speak on it and feel empowered. It was the first place I got to own a story that was of such poignant significance in my life -  it has been so meaningful in that respect and it’s changed my ethos.”
“What Does Not represents to me: freedom, empowerment, change, liberation - all the good things everyone’s striving for. And this community vibe, where we all come to tell stories and learn that everyone’s got their own narrative - we need to respect this.”
“Being a creative can be quite a lonely place, especially when you’re doing solo work, to come across somewhere like What Does Not - a creative community and incubator, a place to meet other creatives doing creative stuff is amazing.”

Filmed and Edited by: Nelly Tookey (IG: @_nelloooooo)

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