Luxetips Beauty! Essence Festival Highlights! Interview With Lisa Nichols and My Black is Beautiful Brand Ambassadors
Remember P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens!
Being a My Black Is Beautiful Social Media Correspondent at the Essence Music Festival via the Niche Parent Network was an amazing experience. I really got the opportunity to lean what The My Black is Beautiful initiative is all about at the My Black Is Beautiful booth at the Essence Music Festival. It is about self-acceptance: loving yourself just as you are. It is also about being glam and gorgeous!
I had the opportunity to interview Lisa Nichols, life transformational expert. She teamed up with My Black is Beautiful (MBIB) and Imagine A Future (IAF) to present the 30-day beauty in action” challenge. Ms. Nichols’ spirit and words of wisdom was so inspiring and uplifting. My conversation with her made my day! Here is what she had to say:
“I partnered with My Black Is Beautiful because I just agreed with the statement. Yes My Black is Beautiful! We created the 30 days of Beauty In Action Challenge for black women and girls to have a safe space to just just be: for us to be brilliant but broken, powerful and afraid, beautiful yet uncertain. The initiative allows black women and girls to just relax and be who they are.”
Love her! After our talk she had my spirit singing!
I also had the opportunity to interview two of the new My Black is Beautiful Brand Ambassadors. My Black is Beautiful did a nationwide search for Brand Ambassadors that represent the My Black is Beautiful message. These women are beautiful, educated, and actually doing something in their community to help others.
Ebony Combs is from Mansfield, TX and started a non-profit for single moms called her namesake Ebony: See Yourself Naked. The organization helps single mothers realize that despite being a single mom and the stress that comes with that role, they can still chase and realize their dreams and be beautiful. As a single mother, I totally connected with Ebony. As I say Divas, despite your circumstance, never stop dreaming! I asked Ebony what has her My Black Is Beautiful experience been like since becoming an Ambassador. This is what she had to say:
“It has been indescribable. To see my dreams come true is such a blessing. I am free to be me and free to inspire other women to be themselves as well.”
I also had the opportunity to interview Feyisayo Odulkoya. Feyisayo is from Cheverly, MD and is only 23 years old. She started a non-profit for young girls to be comfortable in their own skin and to love themselves. She was working in accounting and decided that her purpose was to mentor young girls. And thus her journey begin. Feyisayo also stated:
“Being a My Black is Beautiful Brand Ambassador allows me to help and mentor young black girls on a larger platform. This experience has been amazing!”
The My Black Is Beautiful Booth at the Essence Music Festival was also the place to come and get free makeovers! Whohoo! There was a constant line at the booth. Who doesn’t want to get free make-up and hair styling for the concerts taking place each night?? Of course I hopped in the chair and got my hair touched up and got the best makeover ever!
All of the My Black Is Beautiful stylists and makeup artist were local New Orleans professionals and they were excellent! It was so much fun taking time out for some beauty therapy. The artists used Covergirl cosmetics and Pantene styling products.
It was an honor to be a part of the My Black Is Beautiful social media correspondent team. Here we are!