Purposefully Ridiculous

Purposefully Ridiculous

is creating Joyous Interactive Performance Art

2

patrons

$16

per month
Purposefully Ridiculous: On a Mission to Tulle the World
Listen, Beautiful People, life can be hard, at times downright brutal. It's easy to get so bogged down in the seriousness of it all, that we forget to experience joy along the way. In some of my darkest moments, the only option I could find to make it all bearable was a shared a moment of levity. A smile, a giggle, a song... something that gave myself and others permission to experience the beautiful and brutal complexities of life, at the same time.

My name is Angelina Blasich; I am the co-founder and Chief Ridiculator of Purposefully Ridiculous. We are on a mission to spread joy and promote healing through shared acts of purposeful and inspired absurdity. We come to make art out of this moment and reach across perceived boundaries. We invite you to to step in time with your fear and self-consciousness. Dance and experience yourself in connection with other humans, being Purposefully Ridiculous.

Call in the Ridiculators!
Our professional and volunteer Ridiculators are on a moving art mission. Dancing into unexpected spaces with infectious smiles, a tutu-filled wagon, and amazing beats, we hand deliver an invitation to celebrate life out loud, in vibrant color, and with all the joy you can possibly muster. We believe that shared joy and silliness can brighten your day, encourage community and connectedness, promote healing, and quite possibly save the world!

Purposefully Inclusive of every age, gender, race, economic status, presentation, and ability, we invite everyone we encounter to play along. We provide light-hearted encouragement to move from a space of assumption, fear, and judgement toward active participation in the Purposefully Ridiculous. We invite you to scroll through the hundreds of photos on Facebook: Purposefully Ridiculous on Facebook; Instagram: Purposefully Ridiculous on Instagram; and Twitter: Purposefully Ridiculous @livewhimsy on Twitter. In the past 3 years, almost 3000 people have taken this tutued journey with us, and we are deeply grateful!

You are Awesome!
Thank you for your willingness, your curiosity, and your support! Thank you for your openness, your courage, your reckless abandon; for waving your Freedom Fingers in the air as you help us ridiculate this existence. Thank you for reading this far!

Thank you for donating your time, money, and ridiculous enthusiasm!
Thank you for showing up at Ridiculous Calls to Action when you had no idea what was about to happen. Thank you for taking risks and pushing your boundaries, for looking foolish, and making way for others to experience themselves differently than they ever have before. Thank you for making the choice to celebrate awesome together. Look what we have created so far! Great Googily Moogily, you are awesome!

Together we create a freedom state. Don't ridicule, Darling, Ridiculate!

Great, I love it!
I want to support the spread of this Purposefully Ridiculous mission
.
Why do you need my money for all of this?

I love when you ask great questions!

Let me tell you about some of our Purposefully Ridiculous Programming

  • Ridiculous Calls to Public Action: (Pop-up gifts of interactive art) Bands of volunteer ridiculators answer the call and take to public spaces with parades of tutued silliness, movement, and music, magically engaging strangers-no-more with their own deepest freedoms.  We have ridiculated malls, hospitals, parks, schools, nursing homes, eateries, sporting events, grocery stores, and programs for the developmentally disabled. We are on a mission to tulle to world and wrap it in ridiculous!
  • Pop-up Freedom Festivals: (Free for community) Sponsored Community Engagement/Outreach events where children and adults are invited to play and create. All are encouraged to outwardly express themselves as artists, dancers, and the silly sparkly beings they are inside. We have held sponsored and benefit Pop-up Freedom Festivals in NY and Massachusetts. Festivals have raised funds for children's musical and theater programs, and a 3 year old with brain cancer.
  • MoonPack Project: (Free to shelters, food banks, and individuals in need) We collect women's hygiene and comfort products to provide menstrual options for homeless and under-resourced women. Each MoonPack contains tampons, pads, wipes, cocoa/cider, chocolate, and snacks. MoonPack collections are ongoing with multiple drop off sites in two counties. 
  • Ridiculous Social Media Moral Support: We are continuously reaching out to support the mental and emotional health of our community, and providing a touchstone for silliness in times of sorrow. We utilize social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and have established Www.PurposefullyRidiculous.com. With your support, we look forward to hiring professional help for our beloved website: adding music, videos, scrolling photo albums, as well as links to events and Ridiculous Calls to Action.

Purposeful Means Sustainable

Purposefully Ridiculous funds free events, charity, and non-profit (discounted rate) work by offering paid and sponsored services and events. As a licensed mental health professional and director of a medical program, I utilize the concepts that drive Purposefully Ridiculous to create innovative, exciting, and hilarious events, workshops and retreats.

  • Organizational Retreats: Our most recent retreat offered over 100 Hospice nurses, aides, social workers, and volunteers an opportunity to celebrate life and engage in purposeful play. Organizers stated it was the most successful and participatory event in their retreat history. Offerings will be custom created for your organizational needs. Examples of past offerings include Self Care for the Caregiver, Purposefully Ridiculous Risk-taking for Innovative Leaders, Creating Safety Through Silly (for survivors), and Ridiculously (Re)Engaged Morale Boosting Retreats.
  • Motivational Speaking: All people. All walks of life. We are all working through challenges. We all need a boost and tools/tulles to choose and share joy.
  • Parties and Private Event Ridiculation: From backyard parties to Community wide events, Purposefully Ridiculous will help create the most memorable, engaging, and entertaining event your guests have ever attended.
  • Character appearances: Libertine, the Freedom Faerie, (as seen at the New York Faerie Festival)  the JETS Fairy, (as seen on YouTube)
  • Corporate Events and Promotions: Morale is about being valued and appreciated. Marketing is about being remembered. Both work best when people walk away with positive feelings after engaging in an uplifting experience. Forget the pitch, give your community (clients, members, employees) a gift of ridiculous proportion.

Dreams for 2018!


Share the Shine Children's Hospital Project: Visiting hospitals and working with Hospice is at the root of Purposefully Ridiculous. The Share the Shine project seeks to provide a community-wide, morale boosting event. This program offers 1) an interactive in-house child, family, and staff celebration; 2) an opportunity for the community to parade outside the hospital, raising awareness, enthusiasm, and much needed funds; and 3) some special Purposefully Ridiculous staff development, self care, and appreciation time.

Share the Shine Women's Shelter Project: Inspired by the Children's Hospital Project and the MoonPack project, this shifts gears to women who are homeless or otherwise sheltered away from home. This program offers 1) an interactive Purposefully Ridiculous Party for all families and staff; 2) children's and women's workshops focused on the purposeful use of joy in supporting positive mental health during time of uncertainty; 3) specialized staff development and self care work to support the supporters.
Purposefully Ridiculous offers trauma and special needs informed programming.



(The social worker in me wanted to offer you working definitions from the beginning... the Ridiculator just insists on more ellipsis...)

Ridiculate /rəˈdi kyə lāt/ verb: 1. Share joy by engaging others in purposeful, communal acts of silliness. Often involves tutus, music, and dancing. May elicit sensations of inner freedom and outer euphoria. 2. Seek consent to affix colorful fabric (or other such nonsense) onto a stranger, thereby elevating their outfit to a realm of ridiculous on purpose.

Ridiculator
noun: 1: Super heros who instigate, incite, and facilitate purposeful acts of shared joy and creative expression; 2. Ambassadors of sacred silliness who foster space for, public creation of, and engagement with art and shared whimsy. (The network of professional and volunteer Ridiculators, providing ridiculous as needed, are referred to as the PRN.)



Tiers
Silly You
$3 or more per month
Thank you. Your commitment to silliness will help us with printing and promotional materials! 


You get:

* Ridiculator Sticker

* Satisfaction of supporting the spread of sacred silliness

Absurdly Yours
$9 or more per month
Thank you, oh delightful creature of absurd proportion! This level of support will help provide photography for a Purposefully Ridiculous Event. You will help us show other people the joy possible when we take a moment to play and engage with each other. 

                                           - signed, Absurdly Yours


You get:

* Ridiculator Sticker 

* 15% discount on all Tutu Nebula tutus

* Patron only posts

* Entrance into raffle for a custom tutu from Tutu Nebula (the official tutu of Purposefully Ridiculous.)

* Monthly warm afterglow of affirming a state of absurdity in the world. Well done.

Forever Young
$21 or more per month
You live out loud and on purpose. You sing in the hallway at work. You chat with folks on the elevator. You doodle on bananas. You wear argyle socks and goose down jackets. You are unapologetically you. 

You are so cool.


This level of support will help buy tulle, ribbon, art supplies, and other tools of ridiculating proper. With this kind of sponsorship, we can offer more events to community groups and non-profits for free or deeply discounted rates. You are providing access to wonderment!


You get:

* Access to monthly interactive vlog and patron only posts

* Each year you get to pick your favorite a photo of the year, and we will mail you a copy autographed by the co-founders of Purposefully Ridiculous.

* 15% off all Purposefully Ridiculous events and bookings

* Entrance into raffle for an custom tutu from Tutu Nebula (the official tutu of Purposefully Ridiculous.)

 * Ridiculator Sticker 

* Youthful vigor and vitality. You hair may even bounce.

Awesome Incarnate
$33 or more per month
Thank you, oh Ridiculator of the divine 33. You are a special breed of awesome, dressed up in human clothes. Three cheers to your magnificence.  


This level of support will help provide website development and maintenance. You are basically the divine communicatrix.


You get:

* Invitation for 4 to attend our annual Ridiculator Appreciation Party.

* Special access to Behind the Scenes videos and sneak peak access to video projects
* Each year you get to pick your favorite a photo of the year, and we will mail you a copy autographed by the founders of Purposefully Ridiculous.

* Ridiculator sticker and poster
* Your own Tutu Nebula tutu (or up to $33 credit on Tutu Couture) 
* Access to monthly interactive
* Patron only posts and vlogs

* It would seem you are pretty awesome already... hmmm, lets go with warm, fuzzies. Not the generic fuzzies that get stuck in your belly button, but deeper, more meaningful fuzzies that tickle your heart a little.

Royally Ridiculous
$99 or more per month
Thank you. No, really though... I mean, seriously, THANK YOU! You, dear darling of generous heart, ridiculator in action, patron of the divine absurd - you have just earned the title of Royally Ridiculous. 


You demonstrate a commitment to sacred silliness and shared joy that is both inspired and abundant. You believe in our mission and have chosen to go in with heaps of enthusiasm! We like your style.


This absurdly awesome, royally ridiculous level of support will open travel doors. We are on a mission to wrap the world in ridiculous, to tulle the world, really. We have many invitations to travel beyond the limitations of our car wheels, and are ready to answer those calls. Travel funds will expand our reach, spreading satellites of silliness across the US and the globe. 


You are the fingertip of our international arm. Together we can go afford everyone access to a Purposefully Ridiculous existence.


You get:

* In Person dinner and Pop-Up Parade with the founders of Purposefully Ridiculous.

* Invitation for your family (up to 4) to attend our yearly Ridiculator Appreciation Party.

* Special Sponsorship credit in video projects and public events

* Special access to Behind the Scenes videos

* Ridiculator sticker and signed poster
* Each year you get to pick your favorite a photo of the year, and we  will mail you a copy autographed by the founders of Purposefully  Ridiculous.
 * Your own Tutu Nebula tutu (or up to $50 credit on Tutu Couture) 

* 20% off all Purposefully Ridiculous events & bookings
* Early announcements on all Calls to Ridiculous Action
* Access to monthly interactive vlog and patron only posts

Goals
$16 of $55 per month
$55/month would help us reach a goal of making designated parade tutus. The largest number of people we have ever ridiculated at the same time was 35. There were people just waiting to play!

Moral of the story: We need more tutus!
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Purposefully Ridiculous: On a Mission to Tulle the World
Listen, Beautiful People, life can be hard, at times downright brutal. It's easy to get so bogged down in the seriousness of it all, that we forget to experience joy along the way. In some of my darkest moments, the only option I could find to make it all bearable was a shared a moment of levity. A smile, a giggle, a song... something that gave myself and others permission to experience the beautiful and brutal complexities of life, at the same time.

My name is Angelina Blasich; I am the co-founder and Chief Ridiculator of Purposefully Ridiculous. We are on a mission to spread joy and promote healing through shared acts of purposeful and inspired absurdity. We come to make art out of this moment and reach across perceived boundaries. We invite you to to step in time with your fear and self-consciousness. Dance and experience yourself in connection with other humans, being Purposefully Ridiculous.

Call in the Ridiculators!
Our professional and volunteer Ridiculators are on a moving art mission. Dancing into unexpected spaces with infectious smiles, a tutu-filled wagon, and amazing beats, we hand deliver an invitation to celebrate life out loud, in vibrant color, and with all the joy you can possibly muster. We believe that shared joy and silliness can brighten your day, encourage community and connectedness, promote healing, and quite possibly save the world!

Purposefully Inclusive of every age, gender, race, economic status, presentation, and ability, we invite everyone we encounter to play along. We provide light-hearted encouragement to move from a space of assumption, fear, and judgement toward active participation in the Purposefully Ridiculous. We invite you to scroll through the hundreds of photos on Facebook: Purposefully Ridiculous on Facebook; Instagram: Purposefully Ridiculous on Instagram; and Twitter: Purposefully Ridiculous @livewhimsy on Twitter. In the past 3 years, almost 3000 people have taken this tutued journey with us, and we are deeply grateful!

You are Awesome!
Thank you for your willingness, your curiosity, and your support! Thank you for your openness, your courage, your reckless abandon; for waving your Freedom Fingers in the air as you help us ridiculate this existence. Thank you for reading this far!

Thank you for donating your time, money, and ridiculous enthusiasm!
Thank you for showing up at Ridiculous Calls to Action when you had no idea what was about to happen. Thank you for taking risks and pushing your boundaries, for looking foolish, and making way for others to experience themselves differently than they ever have before. Thank you for making the choice to celebrate awesome together. Look what we have created so far! Great Googily Moogily, you are awesome!

Together we create a freedom state. Don't ridicule, Darling, Ridiculate!

Great, I love it!
I want to support the spread of this Purposefully Ridiculous mission
.
Why do you need my money for all of this?

I love when you ask great questions!

Let me tell you about some of our Purposefully Ridiculous Programming

  • Ridiculous Calls to Public Action: (Pop-up gifts of interactive art) Bands of volunteer ridiculators answer the call and take to public spaces with parades of tutued silliness, movement, and music, magically engaging strangers-no-more with their own deepest freedoms.  We have ridiculated malls, hospitals, parks, schools, nursing homes, eateries, sporting events, grocery stores, and programs for the developmentally disabled. We are on a mission to tulle to world and wrap it in ridiculous!
  • Pop-up Freedom Festivals: (Free for community) Sponsored Community Engagement/Outreach events where children and adults are invited to play and create. All are encouraged to outwardly express themselves as artists, dancers, and the silly sparkly beings they are inside. We have held sponsored and benefit Pop-up Freedom Festivals in NY and Massachusetts. Festivals have raised funds for children's musical and theater programs, and a 3 year old with brain cancer.
  • MoonPack Project: (Free to shelters, food banks, and individuals in need) We collect women's hygiene and comfort products to provide menstrual options for homeless and under-resourced women. Each MoonPack contains tampons, pads, wipes, cocoa/cider, chocolate, and snacks. MoonPack collections are ongoing with multiple drop off sites in two counties. 
  • Ridiculous Social Media Moral Support: We are continuously reaching out to support the mental and emotional health of our community, and providing a touchstone for silliness in times of sorrow. We utilize social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and have established Www.PurposefullyRidiculous.com. With your support, we look forward to hiring professional help for our beloved website: adding music, videos, scrolling photo albums, as well as links to events and Ridiculous Calls to Action.

Purposeful Means Sustainable

Purposefully Ridiculous funds free events, charity, and non-profit (discounted rate) work by offering paid and sponsored services and events. As a licensed mental health professional and director of a medical program, I utilize the concepts that drive Purposefully Ridiculous to create innovative, exciting, and hilarious events, workshops and retreats.

  • Organizational Retreats: Our most recent retreat offered over 100 Hospice nurses, aides, social workers, and volunteers an opportunity to celebrate life and engage in purposeful play. Organizers stated it was the most successful and participatory event in their retreat history. Offerings will be custom created for your organizational needs. Examples of past offerings include Self Care for the Caregiver, Purposefully Ridiculous Risk-taking for Innovative Leaders, Creating Safety Through Silly (for survivors), and Ridiculously (Re)Engaged Morale Boosting Retreats.
  • Motivational Speaking: All people. All walks of life. We are all working through challenges. We all need a boost and tools/tulles to choose and share joy.
  • Parties and Private Event Ridiculation: From backyard parties to Community wide events, Purposefully Ridiculous will help create the most memorable, engaging, and entertaining event your guests have ever attended.
  • Character appearances: Libertine, the Freedom Faerie, (as seen at the New York Faerie Festival)  the JETS Fairy, (as seen on YouTube)
  • Corporate Events and Promotions: Morale is about being valued and appreciated. Marketing is about being remembered. Both work best when people walk away with positive feelings after engaging in an uplifting experience. Forget the pitch, give your community (clients, members, employees) a gift of ridiculous proportion.

Dreams for 2018!


Share the Shine Children's Hospital Project: Visiting hospitals and working with Hospice is at the root of Purposefully Ridiculous. The Share the Shine project seeks to provide a community-wide, morale boosting event. This program offers 1) an interactive in-house child, family, and staff celebration; 2) an opportunity for the community to parade outside the hospital, raising awareness, enthusiasm, and much needed funds; and 3) some special Purposefully Ridiculous staff development, self care, and appreciation time.

Share the Shine Women's Shelter Project: Inspired by the Children's Hospital Project and the MoonPack project, this shifts gears to women who are homeless or otherwise sheltered away from home. This program offers 1) an interactive Purposefully Ridiculous Party for all families and staff; 2) children's and women's workshops focused on the purposeful use of joy in supporting positive mental health during time of uncertainty; 3) specialized staff development and self care work to support the supporters.
Purposefully Ridiculous offers trauma and special needs informed programming.



(The social worker in me wanted to offer you working definitions from the beginning... the Ridiculator just insists on more ellipsis...)

Ridiculate /rəˈdi kyə lāt/ verb: 1. Share joy by engaging others in purposeful, communal acts of silliness. Often involves tutus, music, and dancing. May elicit sensations of inner freedom and outer euphoria. 2. Seek consent to affix colorful fabric (or other such nonsense) onto a stranger, thereby elevating their outfit to a realm of ridiculous on purpose.

Ridiculator
noun: 1: Super heros who instigate, incite, and facilitate purposeful acts of shared joy and creative expression; 2. Ambassadors of sacred silliness who foster space for, public creation of, and engagement with art and shared whimsy. (The network of professional and volunteer Ridiculators, providing ridiculous as needed, are referred to as the PRN.)



Recent posts by Purposefully Ridiculous

Tiers
Silly You
$3 or more per month
Thank you. Your commitment to silliness will help us with printing and promotional materials! 


You get:

* Ridiculator Sticker

* Satisfaction of supporting the spread of sacred silliness

Absurdly Yours
$9 or more per month
Thank you, oh delightful creature of absurd proportion! This level of support will help provide photography for a Purposefully Ridiculous Event. You will help us show other people the joy possible when we take a moment to play and engage with each other. 

                                           - signed, Absurdly Yours


You get:

* Ridiculator Sticker 

* 15% discount on all Tutu Nebula tutus

* Patron only posts

* Entrance into raffle for a custom tutu from Tutu Nebula (the official tutu of Purposefully Ridiculous.)

* Monthly warm afterglow of affirming a state of absurdity in the world. Well done.

Forever Young
$21 or more per month
You live out loud and on purpose. You sing in the hallway at work. You chat with folks on the elevator. You doodle on bananas. You wear argyle socks and goose down jackets. You are unapologetically you. 

You are so cool.


This level of support will help buy tulle, ribbon, art supplies, and other tools of ridiculating proper. With this kind of sponsorship, we can offer more events to community groups and non-profits for free or deeply discounted rates. You are providing access to wonderment!


You get:

* Access to monthly interactive vlog and patron only posts

* Each year you get to pick your favorite a photo of the year, and we will mail you a copy autographed by the co-founders of Purposefully Ridiculous.

* 15% off all Purposefully Ridiculous events and bookings

* Entrance into raffle for an custom tutu from Tutu Nebula (the official tutu of Purposefully Ridiculous.)

 * Ridiculator Sticker 

* Youthful vigor and vitality. You hair may even bounce.

Awesome Incarnate
$33 or more per month
Thank you, oh Ridiculator of the divine 33. You are a special breed of awesome, dressed up in human clothes. Three cheers to your magnificence.  


This level of support will help provide website development and maintenance. You are basically the divine communicatrix.


You get:

* Invitation for 4 to attend our annual Ridiculator Appreciation Party.

* Special access to Behind the Scenes videos and sneak peak access to video projects
* Each year you get to pick your favorite a photo of the year, and we will mail you a copy autographed by the founders of Purposefully Ridiculous.

* Ridiculator sticker and poster
* Your own Tutu Nebula tutu (or up to $33 credit on Tutu Couture) 
* Access to monthly interactive
* Patron only posts and vlogs

* It would seem you are pretty awesome already... hmmm, lets go with warm, fuzzies. Not the generic fuzzies that get stuck in your belly button, but deeper, more meaningful fuzzies that tickle your heart a little.

Royally Ridiculous
$99 or more per month
Thank you. No, really though... I mean, seriously, THANK YOU! You, dear darling of generous heart, ridiculator in action, patron of the divine absurd - you have just earned the title of Royally Ridiculous. 


You demonstrate a commitment to sacred silliness and shared joy that is both inspired and abundant. You believe in our mission and have chosen to go in with heaps of enthusiasm! We like your style.


This absurdly awesome, royally ridiculous level of support will open travel doors. We are on a mission to wrap the world in ridiculous, to tulle the world, really. We have many invitations to travel beyond the limitations of our car wheels, and are ready to answer those calls. Travel funds will expand our reach, spreading satellites of silliness across the US and the globe. 


You are the fingertip of our international arm. Together we can go afford everyone access to a Purposefully Ridiculous existence.


You get:

* In Person dinner and Pop-Up Parade with the founders of Purposefully Ridiculous.

* Invitation for your family (up to 4) to attend our yearly Ridiculator Appreciation Party.

* Special Sponsorship credit in video projects and public events

* Special access to Behind the Scenes videos

* Ridiculator sticker and signed poster
* Each year you get to pick your favorite a photo of the year, and we  will mail you a copy autographed by the founders of Purposefully  Ridiculous.
 * Your own Tutu Nebula tutu (or up to $50 credit on Tutu Couture) 

* 20% off all Purposefully Ridiculous events & bookings
* Early announcements on all Calls to Ridiculous Action
* Access to monthly interactive vlog and patron only posts