And you weren’t invited.

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The Janelle Monae Fem the Future brunch was epic and you weren’t invited. The singer hosted the first annual #FemTheFuture event for women of color in all aspects of the entertainment industry to come together.

The event looked absolutely stunning and was held in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Attendees included Essence‘s entertainment director Cori Murray, Nigerian musician Tiwa Savage, blogger Luvvie Ajayi, Nigerian/American singer Jidenna, Actress Lupita N’yongo, singer Esperanza Spalding, Black Girls Rock! creator Beverly Bond and more.

According to HelloBeautiful, the event was sponsored by Toyota’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative. The brunch included performances as well as a chance for all the women to chat about how they can get more women involved in the industry. Awesome!

Check out the photos below to get a better look.


Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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