On May 8th, Dear Black Girl Podcast hosted there “We Major: Black Millennial Women and Music” Panel at WeWork Soho West in New York City. The panel featured power women across entertainment like Brittany Lewis (Interim Curator of Spotify’s RapCaviar), Chanel Auguste (International Marketing Manager at Epic Records), and Crystal Caines (Producer/Artist). Moderated by Unique Chapman, we dove into the topics that rising millennial women are looking to know. One of the most striking questions came from an audience member who asked, “At what point in your career did you have that moment of reassurance?”
This question really stuck with me. For me, it was absolutely the moment that I received a co-sign from Teen Vogue‘s then editor in chief Amy Astley. I was a kid entrepreneur just getting my feet wet, and her admiration for my work was the most reassuring moment ever. It was God’s sign for me to keep going on my trajectory and never give up.
Sometimes we face road marks on our journey that tell us to keep going. I recognize these in all forms on my path. My determination to keep pushing forward is often marked by my celebrations, my failures, and my reoccurring dreams. God is constantly planting the signs for success in our journeys, and it’s up to us to tune in. Peep the pictures from the event below!
I’d also like to use this time to share with you a new hair product that I’m totally obsessed with. I’ve recently been using The Doux. Pronounced The Do, it is a “new school” modern hair care system with an “old school edge.” With packaging that is bold and bright and product titles inspired by 90’s hip hop, The Doux is poised to kill it with those seeking a way to smoothing curly, kinky, and wavy hair into both, curly or straight styles. It has been amazing on my curls (all pictured above) and it keeps them moisturized and long-lasting. What I love even more about the brand is that it was created by a millennial just like me–Maya Smith, 25, who has traveled the globe as a celebrity stylist and International Curl Master. I’ve included a picture of all the products below!