Our girl Kenya, affectionately know as HalfieTruths, is hosting Curls & Cocktails this weekend at The Flipside in Nashville. If you're on Instagram and you're not following her, you must! Her account is a wonderful example of using your platform to bring attention to the issues that matter to you. And there's plenty of hair love, too.
|Candice, Melissa, Kenya and Ashiya at Curls & Cocktails in March 2014.|
In my experience, there is one major rule to abide by for this event: feel beautiful and come share the love! This is your chance to get really, really cute and come hang out with other women who love their hair (and themselves) just as much as you do.
Curls & Cocktails is Kenya's way of connecting the online community offline to build in a deeper way. We all love to read and see what everyone is going through with hair (and life) online, but this is a great opportunity to sit and chat in person.
|Ashiya and Melissa at Curls & Cocktails in March 2014.|
There are times that we can make others larger than life in our heads and seeing smiles and curls in person is another great reminder that we are more alike than we are different. Regardless of our texture or chosen natural style, it is a beautiful time for embracing each other and ourselves.
|Two of our favorite Nashville Naturals, Jessica and Sabrina with Kenya and Melissa at Curls & Cocktails in May 2014.|
When we talk about Kenya and music, its not necessarily a question of which artist to choose, but which song is appropriate for the occasion. Because Bey is definitely the choice.
Today, I chose "Who Run The World (Girls)" because we do. And that fact is apparent when we get together on occasions like this. There is so much power in the collective wisdom of women.
|@HalfieTruths at Curls & Cocktails in May 2014.|
Even when we gather for social occasions, you cannot deny the energy that forms from a group of beautiful women who inspire each other by just showing up and being authentic.
I also love the choreography (and attitude) in this video. Again, it is that feminine energy that cannot be denied.
Let us know if you're coming out this weekend!