I’ve been staring at this blank screen with the curser for 15 minutes trying to find the words to express what has happened on yesterday. We made history yesterday. We created a huge SHIFT in this industry. Wow. God is awesome!🙌🏽The #ABCH (American Board of Certified Haircolorist) is a predominately white organization designed to qualify and certify as a master colorist of science. Sort of like taking the bar. Very few people of color are certified and even more few attend the annual education event, The #EnergizingSummit2018. There has not been an African American woman present since its inception almost 20 years ago. The great Olive Lee Benson. This year, I was able to pick up that mantle and stand in that gap. Not only that, as my first curriculum subject, I chose to present Texture vs Race! How controversial and risky for our first time right? Especially in the climate of our country?! When I tell you it was widely embraced by all who attended! (Including all the educators who sat in the back to observe the newbie😓). We had the hard conversation and shed a BRIGHT light into a dark place. We changed the way people see color- and I’m not talking just about hair right here. There is so much to come. Room was made for the Kolour Kulture and we are bringing the energy! I was told by one of most influential colorist in the industry that I was a dynamo! And I definitely feel like there was an explosion. I knew it would be good. I felt it in my spirit. But God made it great!!!! I have no idea where we are headed. I’m Just here for the ride. #GodsGraceForMe #TeamKolourKulture #MyDreamTeam #AllInExcellence
More video and pics to come. So much more!