National Natural Hair Meet-up Day (NNHMD)...Huntsville was one of the 50 cities that participated and one of the 25 sponsored cities. I contributed to NNHMD as a volunteer committee member and although it was a lot of work it brought a beautiful concept to my adopted home of Huntsville. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with some beautiful and talented women on the committee which lead to some friendships that will last forever. The founder and creator of NNHMD, Adeea Rodgers, pulled together women from different areas of the country to collaborate on ideas that would make the vision of a meet-up day across the country on one specific day a reality. Although I won't continue as a committee member, I believe this concept is an amazing one and any chance to share the love of natural hair on a large scale is one that I wish much success. I thank NNHMD for the support and will watch as it grows.
|Maris, Marcia, Haley, Myself & Holly|
|Renata, Adeea, Lydia, Darice & Marsha|
Finding local sponsors was a scary prospect for me when I began planning this meet-up. I wasn't sure if anyone would want to participate in helping me, if anyone would come and if I could pull it off. I was blessed to stumble into A's Beauty Supply on University Dr in Huntsville...I thought i was at another (won't name) supply store but luckily the owner Daniel didn't hold it against me. I introduced myself as a natural hair blogger hosting my first event in Madison and that I felt working together to make this event a success would be equally beneficial. I gave some details (the ones I had) and he said......"Wow, sure Im interested and will sponsor!"....I almost passed out right there. I was so pumped and excited and the sponsors started coming in!
|126 University Drive Huntsville|
I will continue with my recap of The Queen in Me soon...Part 1 of 4
Did you participate in NNHMD in your area? How did you feel about the concept? Please leave your comments!