We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: 8/27/18 – 9/9/18

My curlfriends in Grand Rapids enjoyed my article about natural hair events so much that I’m going to make it a feature. You can come here every other week to learn about natural hair meetups and related events. If you have events that you would like me to share, please contact me at msleonica@dalovelee1.com.

HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love

Today

Monday Night Jazz In the Park is going on downtown in Ah-Nab-Awen Park. This week’s performers are Kathy Lamar and friends. The music started at 6 PM. You still have time to get down there before it ends at 9 PM.

Tomorrow, August 8

Hook-A-Sista-Up Accountability Check In is going on at City Built Brewing Company at 820 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 155 instead of Schular’s Books & Music. HASU is a support group for female business owners and those aspiring to become one. The platform provides trainings, resources, and best of all, tons of hook ups from HASU members and sponsors. I can’t wait for this meet up because the creator of Lean the F-ck Out Podcast, Tera Wozniak Qualls will provide tips for podcasting. That’s right up my alley because I just started podcasting with my BFF. Click here to hear “I Don’t Care If You Listen”.

Some of the ladies of HASU

Friday, August 23

Food Truck Fridays is taking place at Riverside Park. Come get your grub on with some of the most fastest-growing businesses around.

Sunday, August 25

My homegirl Niecey is hosting a professional Pop-Up Shoot at her Studio 824 Beauty Lounge located at 850 28th Street in Grand Rapids. The cost is $100. For the price you get your face beat and receive three retouched professional photographs by Joshua Johnson. My sure you like the Studio 824 Beauty Lounge Facebook page too (My momma modeled for the cover picture! 😍).

Quick photo of Niecey Huguley after she shaped my brows at Studio 824

Sunday, September 2

Women of Color Creatives will have Brunch 16. It will be served up at Terra GR at 1429 Lake Drive SE. The groups founder, LaJanae Bijon Smith will allow the group a sneak preview her her screenplay “siKKKo’s”. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to network and gain resources in a positive atmosphere.

WOC Brunch 14

Monday, September 3

Power couple AJ and Tanell Hills have an organization called Endless Opportunities where they mentor high risk youth in Grand Rapids. Every year, the organization hosts a back-to-school give away that includes free hair cuts. Yes, barbers and beauticians from GR give back to the community by ensuring the youth feel confident about starting the school year off right. There’s no better way to build confidence than a fresh cut. I can testify to that. Bring those babies out to the Boys & Girls Club (Paul I. Phillips) located at 726 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Giving back to the community

Wednesday, September 5

A Black Lives Matter Vigil happens on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:15 down at Rosa Park Circle right on the corner of Division and Monroe Center. It last 30 minutes and signs are available. Come on down but don’t forget change for the parking meter.

Friday, September 7

First Fridays is popping off at the Linc. This another networking event that can involve smooth jazz, spoken word and great food. If you have a goal, somebody will be there who has accomplished it. Be there at 6 PM.

Here’s some pictures from the Grand Rapids Metro Cruise 2018. It went down last weekend and as you can see, it was a good time. Until next time…

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Posted by DaLoveLee1

I recently realized I have a passion for natural hair during on my journey toward self-acceptance and love. So much of who I am has always revolves around my hair. It reflects how I feel about myself internally. When I am depressed or stressed, I don't do my hair. If I do look like a million bucks, I feel like a million bucks, even if I'm flat broke. I started documenting my transition on Facebook and it spread to Instagram. I have been amazed at how I have come to love my kinks and curls. I didn't even know how to care for it when a started transitioning. It has been so liberating. I assumed the name LoveLEE around the same time as my transition because I needed to remind myself that I'm worthy of love. The image of women like me is skewed by the media and negative stereotypes. I refuse to confine since of love and beauty to society's standards. I'm starting this blog so other women will know that they don't have to be boxed in either. You are beautiful and flawless just the way you are.

Thanks for joining me.
~Leonica

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