The future is female. And last night, NYLON celebrated that with Hulu Original’s The Handmaid’s Tale in spectacular style—SXSW Style, to be exact. With #TwitterHouse at Austin’s Bar 96 as the playground, guests celebrated #MAIDENPOWER with empowering screen printing stations, photo booth props, and specialty cocktails. 070 Shake shook the crowd up before Lizzo got everyone feelin’ “good as hell.” DJ Amy Becker kicked everything off, though, with floor-shaking beats that EMMIESHOUSE picked up on and carried the party into the morning. An uplifting and supportive spirit pulsed through the space as #MAIDENPOWER tweets flashed across the screens, prompting others to share their most memorable feminist moments and stories of empowerment. It’s night like that that remind us the bastards can’t grind us down, because we’ll always have one another.
See for yourself in our gallery below. And be sure to tune into The Handmaid’s Tale when it premieres April 26 on Hulu.