This event was more than I could imagine. I attended last year as a volunteer and this year I was an AMBASSADOR! Anika had so much community support. When I tell you being in this space was like being in my village…..I loved everything about it. There were workshops, speed conversations, music, painting, art and a space full of entrepreneurs with items by us, for us. Hubby and I bought our share of shirts and items for our teens. 

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Anika put together an awesome event that had something for everyone. There were Black jewelry makers, Black soap companies, Black oil companies, Black authors, headwrap masters, even a company that made products from mushrooms.

There were community chats, live hair braiding exhibits, a comedy show and even vision boarding. I met black farmers, black homeschooling collective leaders, HBCU professors, YOGIs, comedians, etc. I learned the ancient art of keeping your lady parts healthy while hubby learned how to increase his YANG. The community chats were the highlight for me. To be able to ask questions from folks that are making a difference in our community, was priceless.

Community Chats 

1. On the Black-Hand Side: Supporting and Sustaining Black Creativity

  • Curated by Risikat Okedeyi
  • Grace Gyemfi
  • Madia Brown
  • Rodney “BUCK” Herring
  • Sheldon Scott
  •  Tamara Wellons

2. Creative Resistance

  • Curated by Risikat Okedeyi
  • Amina Carter
  • Eshe Armah
  • Adamaah Grayse
  • Tewodross “TEO” Melchishua
  • Edwards Jones

This event taught me that we are an innovative people and if we support each other, the community grows. If you missed it this year, I will see you next year, same place, same time!

***This Black Love Experience recap was originally posted by our Ambassador, Real Wife Coach