I believe in the power of the independent thinker, the independent worker, that person who takes the risk of starting her or his own business when the world say you can’t. I know that you can. Why? My body of work is proof that you don’t have to live up to the expectations of others to be successful.
Every black woman has a story about not being able to find the right beauty products that work for her hair or skin. Kelly Rowland and models like Leomie Anderson and Nykhor Paul have all shared their horror stories about makeup artists doing them wrong and not investing in learned how to adorn our dark skin. Combine that with a lack of diversity in beauty campaigns and fashion and you have women of color feeling like we are unloved and unappreciated. But ladies, there is hope.
Believe in yourself. Believe in embracing the real you. I believe in you. That’s what’s my Be Authentic! Be You! event was all about: helping women learn to appreciate themselves. With the help of the crew at DevaCurl’s DevaChan Salon, makeup and skincare artist Renée Loiz, and a few other great friends, we had a night full of beauty and love.