If you are not following Dayna Bolden, I don’t know what rock you have been living under but you need to go follow her ASAP. Dayna is one of the influencers that inspires me through being her authentic and true self. She inspires women everyday to do things with love, passion and style while being authentic. When I saw that she was hosting her first event, I knew I had to be in the building. I heard Dayna speak for the first time at BlogHer a few months ago and was truly inspired by all the gems she dropped and how welcoming she was to talk and take pictures with everyone after her panel was over. I was so excited when I secured my ticket for The Bold Experience because they went pretty fast. I couldn’t wait to network with other women and catch up with a few blogger friends. Overall, I couldn’t wait for this event! The first thing
It is something about being around some boss women who are ambitious, go getters, confident and just fearless that really inspires me. I love being in a no judgement zone where women can come together, make new connections and walk away feeling more empowered and inspired. This is what the Fearless Conference is all about. I had planned on vlogging during the conference but after the first speaker, I wanted to live in the moment and enjoy the conference instead of worrying about catching footage on my camera and on social media. I was on social media during the conference but it felt good to just enjoy and soak up this information I was learning. This was the 4th year of Fearless Con and I was so excited to be in attendance this year. I last attended in 2016 and had an amazing time. Fearless Con was founded by Melissa Alam who created this conference after the frustration of not
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual NJ Natural Hair and Beauty Expo. I was excited because it was an event that was not too far away from home and I was attending this event with some friends. We actually turned it into a much needed girl’s weekend where we just relaxed by the pool, ate food, laughed( a lot lol), talked about life and just had a good time. The NJ Natural Hair and Beauty Expo was created by Keisha “Kei” Reeves two years ago. The event is dedicated to showcasing natural hair and beauty in the New Jersey area. There were guest speakers, hair demos and panels It also gives exposure to small businesses as well. I really loved that all the businesses were black owned businesses. There was a good mix of hair products, body care, accessories, clothing, authors and so much more. I loved that I was introduced to businesses and
Hopefully you guys aren’t tired of hearing about BlogHer yet lol. I have my Day 1 vlog up now so you can visually see the experience and Day 2 will be up tomorrow! Enjoy and leave a comment if you attended or plan on attending! See you guys tomorrow! CLICK HERE TO WATCH VLOG! ~** Drea Notes**~ My sone turned 7 yesterday. I can get over how big he is getting and how fast he is growing. It seems like I just had him lol! I have been enjoying my vacation this week. It is always good to take time off and spend time with family and relax.
Today’s post should not be as long as yesterday’s since you get the point now lol. If you missed my recap of Day 1, you can check it out RIGHT HERE!! I still had to be up pretty early to get there early so I could get a good seat in the main area. Luckily I found some of my fellow bloggers that already had a good table saved for the day. It started out like the first day and got right into the sessions. It first started off with the finalist of The Pitch. There were four finalist that gave their elevator pitch to all of us and judges for a chance to win advertising and dinner with some influential women in the industry. After you heard everyone’s pitch, it was up to us to vote on Twitter. We heard from Denise Woodard who created Partake Foods(cookies created for children with the most common food allergies), Brittany Finkle who created
I saw this event on Instagram one day and after visiting their page and looking at the website, I knew I had to go this year. If you are unfamiliar with BlogHer like I was, it is a yearly conference that has been celebrating female content creators, bloggers, influencers and entrepreneurs since 2005. It just empowers women in all aspects of life, not just blogging. You may want to grab a snack and enjoy. I came up to New York the night before to make it easier on myself because I had to be up pretty early in the morning. After settling into my hotel room, I wandered out to find something to eat because I came straight after work. I found this cute Italian restaurant and ordered this amazing margherita pizza. I forgot the name of the restaurant but it was so good (I did eat the whole thing lol). Day one of BlogHer started with a breakfast that