Curly Girl Picnic
The Co Report will host their first ever-natural hair picnic during SXSW at Huston Tillotson, a Historical Black College & University, from 9 am – 5 pm. This event will feature a majority of Black-owned brands in cosmetics, natural hair care, skin care, and various other goods and services. The Curly Girl Picnic is expected to host over 1500 interested women.
“There are many women of color, myself included, who have attended SXSW and have felt culturally left out due to the lack of genuine representation as well as the lack of meaningful discussions, gatherings, and events that are specific to people of color. The Curly Girl Picnic is our save haven – Coco Bates, Content Creator for The Co Report
This will be an opportunity for women with kinky, curly, and coily tresses that will be in the Austin area during SXSW to come together in a positive environment to network with one another, learn new techniques in natural hair, beauty, and skincare. There will be live discussions that will pertain to self-love, natural hair, skincare, entrepreneurship, traveling abroad, and dating/relationships. Attendees will be allowed to interact as well as ask questions to the panelist. In addition to the natural hair festivities, the event will kick off with a yoga and meditation session to the sounds of live African drumming. The event will include an eclectic mix of live music and poetry selections.
We are looking to partner with a wide variety of brands in the form of product donations for raffles and sponsored brand booths to lead seminars and tutorials that will feature their products. Each brand that chooses to partner with us will receive The Co Report’s email list that will include its current email subscribers along with the emails of each attendee of the Curly Girl Picnic. In addition to partnering with various brands, we are looking for a variety of media outlets that would be interested in covering The Co Report’s Curly Girl Picnic.
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Featured Yoga Instructor
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Looking to partner with the Curly Girl Picnic??? Contact TyBreunMorse@TheCoReport.com
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