Mommy 'n Me...Styling Classes & More!

       On Sunday Feb. 20, 2011, My daughter & I attended an event called Mommy & Me hosted by Ms. Marci Walker, CEO of Madam Walker Braidery & School. This event was a fundraiser for the SELF Image Awards Benefit "Stop Domestic Violence". The turn out for this event was really nice. A day of bonding & pampering all in the name of stopping Domestic Violence. Every person who attended donated $30 to support this wonderful & much needed cause.

       The atmosphere was great. The whole place was a delight of aroma therapy, light music & casual conversation from the attendees. There were onsite messages, hand scrubs, barbers, & hairstylist available to everyone for the low price of $1.00 per min. You can't beat $10 for a 10 min. professional massage. Many people took advantage of these services. I wish I would have gotten a massage when I had the chance. I was to busy trying to win the 50/50 raffal. I love cash prizes. Sadly, I did not win the raffal, but it was cool to enter for a chance to win. I did however win a door prize which was sponsored by Mrs. Jamesha Bazemore CEO of ImaniJoi Naturals. I love my gifts. lol

ImaniJoi Naturals Herbal Infused Macadamia Oil
by Jamesha Bazemore
Decorative soap which I have displayed in my Bathroom.
Mani/Pedi Kit.

       The Class was really cool. The instructor was Mr. Shanti Walker. He taught on Loc maintenance & Loc Styling. During his demonstrations, he allowed the students to come up to view hands-on-techniques as well as ask questions. He gave us helpful tips on how to Color Dye Locs & how to keep & maintain healthy hair even after hair color. He also gave tips on how to style little girls hair in twist that will last longer than a traditional Two Strand Twist. I found his tips to be helpful. I've never had any training in the area of Loc maintenance. I was very pleased with his teaching style.

        The children had just as much fun as the adults. They all where down stairs, with adult supervision, partaking in arts & crafts, story telling as well as practicing for their Hair show that was displayed towards the end of this event. They had plenty of food and snack. My daughter was playing with the other kids as if she had known them for years. When it was time for us to go home, she did not want to leave.

As you can see, Be' had a wonderful time at this event.
Cake is all over her face.

       Besides all the fun that took place at this event, there were many Survivors of Domestic Violence who shared their touching yet chilling stories of what life was like living in an abusive relationship/marriage. They shared  how they got out of these situations, as well as the lasting affects the physical, mental & sexual abuse has left on their lives. The main message they shared with everyone was the importance of showing love & support  for others who maybe currently suffering from abuse. Domestic Violence is a serious crime. Love does not Hurt!

       If you or anyone you know is suffering from a Domestic Violence relationship, please get help right away by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit Cut It Out Salons Against Domestic Abuse web-site Don't forget the S.E.L.F. Image Awards coming up September 24, 2011 at the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill, MD.

Please share your thoughts. Have you or anyone you know been in a Domestic Violence relationship? If so, how did you get out?

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