THE MESSAGE: For far too long you’ve been told to tone down, conform and tame the frizzy mess of your rebel Afro locks and be **** presentable. I say go ahead, kink it out and take up all the space your stubborn crown was meant to occupy and then take up some more.
For the years you’ve been fed a stream of eurocentric beauty standards flaunted as pure!! and ended up constipated, gasping for a touch of affirmation telling you that every shade of black ever existed is truly beautiful. I say you need not to alter an iota of you, black is pure.
Today you're rewriting the script while smashing some long drawn borders set by a society aiming hard to shrink you down to acceptable ****-sized persona, to fit a predefined box that keeps you immobile and harmless.
You are your hair, every kink and curl defying gravity, you are your skin and every shade that reflects back the sun rays like a golden stream of endless blessings, big or thin lipped, wide hipped or narrow, kinky-stubborn afro or silky-luscious strands.
There is no standard formula of blackness so unapologetic: be, bend not and feel free to choose however you want to look and come as the glorious beauty manefistation that you are. You get to brag and rub your awesomeness in other’s faces cause guess what? You are so Envylicious.
~ Ahlam Ali
STAGE A & STAGE B
1pm - Yoga
2pm - Afrobeat Dance Workshop
3pm - Hair
4pm - Mental Health
5pm - Nutrition
6pm - Skin/Beauty
7pm - Comedy
8pm - DJ
- Vendor/Market Place
- Readings - Hair Salon- Nail Salon- Make up Salon - Henna- Poetry Reading
- Dj/ Music
- Traditional Dance Group
- Red Carpet
- Photobooth - Hair Wrap tutorials
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