Dublin Park (meeting rooms) was the venue for my first natural hair event and it was great. It was large enough to accommodate everyone but small enough to make the atmosphere feel cozy. There were a few hiccups with the venue, chairs and tables not being set up and the space not being cool enough, but overall I am glad I chose it. My panel of Q & A guests was another decision I am truly happy that I made. The first person I added to my panel was Orlando to represent a stylist perspective but next I wanted someone with a Facebook presence and someone that had documented their own natural hair journey in a public way. The first person that came to mind was Tarika from the Pursuit of Nappiness. I had seen photos of her at many events and had the opportunity to meet her in Atlanta at Fro Fashion Week. I learned she had a Huntsville past so I reached out and without hesitation she accepted. Tarika helped get the word out about my event and made herself available to me for advise or any help needed to make the event happen. I thank you Tarika for making time for The Queen in Me event and traveling to Alabama to let my attendees have a chance to learn from you and also see the beauty you have inside & out.
LexiWithTheCurls but she was unavailable. I reached out to about five other talented women but no luck so just when I had decided I would just have to do double duty as host and panelist my cousin Tawana answered my S.O.S. She suggested I add Ja'Lissa ,one half of the YouTube duo 4Mysisterz. Ja'lissa lived here in Huntsville and when I reached out she said Yes! She worked out well on the panel and the three of them did their best to provide the attendees with answers to their many questions. A big thanks to you Ja'Lissa for agreeing to be on the panel, taking lots of pictures with everyone and bringing sunshine to the event with an amazing smile and personality.
A millions thank yous to you, Daba!
Tomorrow I will conclude this 4 part post with the thanks to the Fabulous sponsors and the details of The Queen in Me - NNHMD Huntsville event!
It truly takes a village and I am grateful that mine is vast and strong! Leave your comments, I enjoy them all!