On Sundays agenda entailed none other then being present at the very first U.S. instillation that is Gurls Talk founded by none other then the remarkable Adwoa Aboah and her bestfriend Holly Gore. Adwoa otherwise known as the fire breathing dragon woman who is voicing change, promoting inclusivity, creating judgement free spaces all while juggling a career as a burgeoning badass super model!
As expected the event in collaboration with Coach and Teen Vogue was hella lit! (pardon my French) . There were various panel discussion, one favorite of mine being the conversation lead by Paloma Elselsser on "Body Positivity". It's great that there are refreshing spaces and discussion circled on this particular topic in an "Instagram Era" where accepting ones flaws and truly loving the skin you're in can be challenging. From endless scrolling through your feed seeing pictures that seem to promote "the picture perfect life and body" can be daunting. And so it's nice too see our favorite influencers and change makers let us in on a few real life gems!
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Color Pop! A good trench is all she write. Ha!
Let's be clear. I no longer miss an opportunity to hear Paloma Elsesser speak on panels. I've now seen her do so twice. Her rawness, beauty and authenticity always leave me blown away.
Adwoa Aboah shows us her dance moves and a bomb Gurls Talk denim jacket I definitely need in my closet now.
Can we just say a big "Thank you" to Mariah Idrissi for her popping highlighter and for propelling the "Race" panel discussion.
And then Janaya Khan goes ham on the conversation which sends the room applauding for a flat 30 min at minimum. Which leaves me wondering where is this human from and how did we get so lucky to sit in her presence? #Future
The day carried on with discussions on race, mental health, sexuality and much more. Ending with a performance by Alewya Demmisse and a dance party to shake things up. I left that Sunday with my heart full and spirit lifted knowing that a community no matter class, race, or background could come togther and unite on subjects that we've all had to face in some form, shape or fashion.
Much LOVE to all the beautiful souls behind Gurls Talk! xoxo