Alex Koones founded Babetown, a supper club for LGBTQ women and people who don’t conform to binary gender. Acknowledging her privileges as a light-skinned woman in the queer world, she strives to create a gathering where the wounds of racism and transphobia within queer communities can be healed, one dinner party at a time.

Koones also uses Babetown to pay respect to the lesbian salons of previous decades, literally safe spaces where queer women could socialize without fear of violence and discrimination. However, she sidesteps the well-tread atmosphere of a bar in favor of food, which she uses to build a peaceful environment for camaraderie. The result is an informal and intimate place for dinner, dialogue, and new relationships that's open to any kind of queer woman, trans person, or non-binary person in New York.

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1 Minute Meal

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1 Minute Meal is a documentary series that uses food to reveal the communities, legacies, dreams, realities, and unseen forces that shape life in New York City. The purpose of this work is to create a more inclusive and dignified media portrayal of American…


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1 Minute Meal is a documentary series that uses food to reveal the communities, legacies, dreams, realities, and unseen forces that shape life in New York City. The purpose of this work is to create a more inclusive and dignified media portrayal of American diversity.

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