Strapped began as a monthly party in Toronto in August 2019. It came to exist due to a lack of spaces for BIPOC queer women in Toronto. Strapped’s founder Marisa Rosa Grant joined forces with one of Toronto’s finest, DJ Ace Dillinger to create not just a party but an experience. The DJs bring the sound, while Marisa creates the theme, vibe, and overall concept. Each month Strapped delivers a safe space for BIPOC queer women and non-binary folks, keeping our main goal in mind; create a party experience that leaves guests feeling sexy, empowered, and accepted.
Safe Space Policy
All Strapped team members must conduct themselves in professional manor. While we do work in a party atmosphere the safety of our guests is top priority. Our goal as indicated above is to create a safe space. Though we will never ask that our employees do not drink or smoke; over-indulgence in substances may interfere with the safety of our guests. While working we do ask that our staff use their own discretion in these instances. When conflict arises during an event they are asked to act in good-faith and use de-escalation methods.
The goal of safer spaces is to encourage all participants to work together to prevent or reduce harm, particularly for those who are often the targets of violence and harassment. Oppressive behaviour that makes others feel unsafe will not be tolerated. Strapped is committed to prioritizing and maintaining a QTBIPOC space and we will not tolerate harassment or behaviour that contributes to these guests feeling unwelcome or unsafe.
Our list of policies will be updated as we develop our organization.