Hey hey, y'all! This post will be a quickie but goodie - I'm taking advantage of having both hands free and a quiet baby to bang this one out, so pay attention: As crazy as it may seem, I'm jumping back into the event saddle later this month, and wanted to let you all know about what's going down!
On July 19th, I'm back as co-host for the R&B: Relationships & Bullsh*t Show with my homie Lincoln Anthony Blades! The question du jour will be "Can Your Career Satisfy Your Soul Like True Love?" so you know this will be a hot discussion no matter your gender or relationship status. I saw Think Like A Man Too (sidenote: I hate sequels that try to get cute with the "too" instead of "2" or "two" especially when it feels grammatically clunky. Anyways.) recently, and one particular storyline made me think about how relevant this discussion is in this day and age - so I can't wait to have some fun with this one! Get more info and tickets at www.rnbsummer.eventbrite.com!
I put on my very first event called Curls, Coils & Cocktails last year with my girl AMC, and have been getting TONS of inquiries wondering if it was coming back. Well, YES! On July 26th, we've crafted another awesome Curls, Coils & Cocktails event, focusing on the theme of 'Dos & Diversity! The original idea for the event was born out of a Meetup.com group I was a part of, and when the group leader was unable to continue with event plans, AMC and I stepped up to put it on. Last year was amazing, and we plan on making this year even better!
It was important for us to focus this year on the diversity of natural hair - often, my friends with locs, short cuts, varying textures, and those who are transitioning with various protective styling methods feel left out of the general natural hair discussion. We wanted Curls, Coils & Cocktails 2014 to be a more inclusive space for us to connect with and learn from each other, so we've been working hard on the plans!
- gift bags for the first 50 entrants
- mix and mingling
- music by one of Toronto's beloved DJs
- carefully curated vendors
- a mini-consultation booth
- a panel discussion on the diversity of natural hair
- a performance and Q&A with Canada's top funk/soul/rock artist Saidah Baba Talibah
- door prizes and much more!
Grab your early bird tickets until July 11th before the price goes up! www.curlscoilsandcocktails.brownpapertickets.com
Phew! There you have it - hopefully one or both of these events will tickle your fancy! Grab a ticket or two, and I hope to see you out and about later this month! Any questions? Hit me up!