LLYH Tour In London With Taren Guy!

May 25, 2014 in EVENTS, UNCONDITIONED ROOTS by mkabba

USA Meets UK! Curlvolution 2014 Presents

LLYH London With The BEAUTIFUL Taren Guy

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Saturday 24th March 2014 I attended what was, in my opinion, one of the most EMPOWERING Natural Hair Events I’ve attended thus far! Curlvolution presented us UK Naturals the opportunity to meet and great with the FABULOUS Natural Hair Queen herself Taren Guy. It was an HONOUR! For those of you who know, know that I absolutely LOVE and ADORE Taren! No doubt she was one of the FIRST Naturalistas who inspired, encouraged and empowered me to embark on my Natural Hair Journey through her insightful, encouraging, energized, different and powerful Youtube Vlogs (video logs).

I remember sitting in my university room, putting off my 101 assignments (don’t judege me LOL) and watching endless videos of Taren and falling into a deeper love with her after every video, although her hair texture is NOTHING like mine, I found I connected with her and her journey nonetheless. She was able to inspire, motivate and empower me to LUV & LEARN MY HAIR!! And for that Ms Guy I THANK YOU!! For me it’s more than “just hair” and to know that Taren shares the same views and voices her beliefs and is an advocate of self-love and self-discovery is more reason why I find I remain devoted and intrigued with her!

Curlvolution is now in its 3rd year and this was my first time attending and undoubtedly it was one of the best events I’ve attended in the past four years. Predominantly down to the GREAT ENERGETIC, CULTURAL, FRIENDLY and family vibe from all the attendees, the FUNNY, accomplished and motivational host Action Jackson “SHUT UP & TAKE ACTION!” (hehehe LOVE it!), the mix of entertainment, beautiful and cultivated panellists and insightful discussions.

This year’s event was, in my opinion, a great success! Hosted by Taren Guy, as she brought us her Luv & Learn Your Hair Tour along with oodles of LOVE, a beautiful spirit, education, insightful information, and hair care and life tips. I also thoroughly enjoyed the live panel discussion which consisted of Taren Guy, Hollywood stylist Felicia Leatherwood, Gina Knight (Natural Belle), Debbie Blake (who was representing CurlFormers) and Emma Dabiri. The panel however was rather short and I feel would have achieved more if it went on for a little longer, but nonetheless some great issues were raised, topics addressed, insightful and cultivating discussions centred around natural hair and the fact that it’s “more than just hair.” Discussions ranged from; embracing one’s natural, blogging with integrity, family and societal acceptance when one goes natural, and discrimination within the natural hair community for example “is hair typing a necessity of nuisance?” And also the myths surrounding natural hair and those who wear their hair in its natural state. These beautiful ladies had A LOT to say and I loved lending my ears to them!! *applauds*

One of the better parts of the event was getting to meet and connect with likeminded individuals, meeting some of my favourite bloggers and vloggers (although I didn’t get to take pictures 🙁 maybe next time!) I met a lot of wonderful people, thank you for saying hello and making me feel right at home!

It was truly a great event curtsey of the beautiful and successful Bukky Fatusin; fantastic vendours, beautiful panellists with insightful discussions, a great host, awesome venue, giveaways, goodies, celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood, bloggers, vloggers, LOTS of laughter, education and acknowledging the beauty in others. To be in a room full of likeminded people is truly liberating. Never felt so at peace and at home in an external environment full of strange faces. The encouragement of self and love and support of a fellow sister was uplifting! Thank you Curlvolution and THANK YOU Taren Guy! THANK YOU LADIES!

I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I’d initially intended, honestly I was far too busy enjoying the good vibes and DJ Set #AFROBEATS!! But here are a few shots… ENJOY 😀 XOXO

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