As founder of Rachel O Beauty and Chicago Natural Beauty Meetup (one of the largest meetup groups in Chicago), Rachel O knows how to give you a show, packed full of fun, style and knowledge. At the December 2012 show, there was a natural hair fashion show featuring fabulous local designers and boutiques, hair-styling demos and a panel discussion with natural hair experts. This show was particularly special because it was held on World AIDS Day. AIDS is a growing epidemic amongst women of color. Part of the proceeds went to benefit the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project. It’s always an empowering experience to be in a room of natural sisters, and women entrepreneurs.
In fact, women empowerment was at the heart of this event. Essence Magazine was on hand covering the event and taking pictures of all the beautiful naturalistas for their Chi-TownNaturals gallery. I am honored to have been included in the round up. I am so happy that I was able to attend to support my friend Rachel in her endeavors.
|Photo credit: Essence Magazine|