I Was A ‘Strong Woman’ At The WEEN Awards
There is nothing I love more than an empowering event….and wearing a piece that makes a strong statement.
On Wednesday, November 16, I attended the 6th Annual WEEN Awards which honored Meagan Good, Teyana Taylor, Dia Simmons, Sandra Bland’s mom Geneva Reed-Veal, Music Executive Ethiopia Habtemariam, actress Yara Shahidi, Teen Vogue EIC Elaine Welteroth, and Lil Kim. The theme of the night was solidarity, but as soon as I stepped in the building, I felt as though Trump winning the election resulted in even more unity, sisterhood and support among women of color — you could definitely feel it in the room.
I was there to honor actress Yara Shahidi, who I love and admire for her strong sense of self-awareness, courage and confidence. And she’s only 16!
My dress of choice for the night was the “Strong Woman Afro Dress” by Woman’s Touch Apparel, an Arizona-based feminist clothing line.
And flipped my hair with Keri Hilson and Ethiopia!
I also cried a few tears!
Thank you Yara for the shout out!
This piece is currently sold out but I’m talking Jenesis into restocking. We need a whole line.
P.S. Here’s an exclusive recap and peek into the WEEN Awards
Edited by Patrick Neree
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